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I keep getting the error message for the bug after declaring the String before the curly braces.

here is my code.

import java.io.Console;

public class TreeStory {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    /*  Some terms:
        noun - Person, place or thing
        verb - An action
        adjective - A description used to modify or describe a noun
        Enter your amazing code here!
  // __Name__ is a ___adjective__ __noun__. They are always __adverb__ __verb__.
  String ageAsString = console.readLine("How old are you?    ");
  int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString);
  if (age < 13) {
    // Insert exit code
    console.printf("Sorry you must be at least 13 to use this program,\n");
  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.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") ||
        noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk") ||
        noun.equalsIgnoreCase("nerd")) {
      console.printf("That language is not allowed. Try again.  \n  \n");
  } while(noun.equlsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equlsIgnoreCase("jerk"));
  String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
  String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb ending with -ing:  ");

  console.printf("Your TreeStory:\n-------------\n");
  console.printf("%s is an %s %s.   ",name, adjective, noun);
  console.printf("They are always %s %s     ", adverb, verb);


and im getting this error message

TreeStory.java:31: error: cannot find symbol
} while(noun.equlsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equlsIgnoreCase("jerk"));
symbol: method equlsIgnoreCase(String)
location: variable noun of type String
2 errors

wow i need to go back to 3rd grade and learn how to spell... thanks!

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,409 Points

Don't worry. I get typo blindness myself with my own code/writing.

1 Answer

Seth Kroger
Seth Kroger
56,409 Points

You've misspelled equals twice on that line.