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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Censoring Words - Looping Until the Value Passes

can't find the noun string

String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");
       String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
       String noun;
      do {
          noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");
          if(noun.equalsIgnoresCase("dork") ||
             noun.equalsIgnoresCase("jerk")){
           console.printf("you arent allowed to use this language, Try again. \n"); 
        }
      } 
      while(noun.equalsIgnoresCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoresCase("jerk"));
        String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
        String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb ending with -ing:  ");

1 Answer

calp
calp
10,317 Points

You have made an easy to make mistake. Instead of typing noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork"), you have typed noun.equalsIgnoresCase("dork") (you have done this everytime you have called the equalsIgnoreCase method).

In short, you have added an s after the word Ignore. I hope this fixes your problem!