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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Michael Cole
Michael Cole
315 Points

Can't figure out multiple strings; stuck at console.printf stage and trying to put sentence together with %s and s%

Don't understand how to add the past tense verb to the middle of the sentence. Have written and rewritten multiple times

// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("Mike");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine("did");
console.printf("%s really", "this coding exercise. s%", name, pastTenseVerb);

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,645 Points

You're close, but have a couple of issues:

  • there should be only one template and the other arguments are to fill in the tokens
  • the "%s" token must go in the middle where you want the verb to be substituted
console.printf("%s really %s this coding exercise.", name, pastTenseVerb);