Won't let me pass in spite of working code

It keeps telling me I’m not meeting the following guidelines:
caseInSwitch(1) should have a value of “alpha”
caseInSwitch(2) should have a value of “beta”
caseInSwitch(3) should have a value of “gamma”
caseInSwitch(4) should have a value of “delta”
…but I am!

Why won’t it let me pass the challenge?

My code so far

function caseInSwitch(val) {
var answer = "";
// Only change code below this line
switch(val) {
case 1:
case 2:
case 3:
case 4:
// Only change code above this line
return answer;


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Challenge: Selecting from Many Options with Switch Statements

Link to the challenge:

Carefully read the requirements of the challenge again:

Write a switch statement which tests val and sets answer for the following conditions:
1 - "alpha"
2 - "beta"
3 - "gamma"
4 - "delta"

It’s not asking you to console.log() the results, it’s asking you to set answer based on the result.

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your function always returns "" instead of the required strings

Figured this out! Thanks so much!

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