In the previous exercise, we walked through the boilerplate code for making a GET request using async and await.

In this exercise, we’re going to apply the code to get nouns that describe the inputted word using the Datamuse API.



Under the comment “Asynchronous function”, create a const variable called getSuggestions and set it to a new arrow function using the async keyword.

You’ll be coding inside the getSuggestions() function for the remainder of this exercise.


Inside the getSuggestions() function, create a const variable named wordQuery and assign it inputField.value.


Create another const variable called endpoint and assign it the value of a string that is url, queryParams, and wordQuery concatenated in that order.


Add a try statement with an empty code block. Outside the code block for try, add a catch(error) statement with a code block that logs error to the console.


Inside the try code block, create a const variable named response and assign it to await the result of calling fetch() with endpoint as the first argument. For this API to work within the Codecademy browser, add {cache: 'no-cache'} as the second argument.


Below the response variable declaration from the previous step, create a conditional statement that the checks if the ok property of the response evaluates to a truthy value.

Inside the code block of the conditional statement, await response.json() and save it to a new const variable called jsonResponse.


Still inside the conditional statement, call the function renderResponse() and pass in jsonResponse. Then, run the code.

In the input field, type in a word and click the submit button on the web page.

Great, now we have an organized list of words from the GET request!

The declaration of the renderResponse() function can be found at public/helperFunctions.js.

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