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

Justin Russell
Justin Russell
447 Points

identifier expected error

Every time I try running this program since putting in the do while loop I get errors 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!
    */
  String ageAsString = console.readLine("How old are you?  ");
  int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString);
  if(age < 13) {
    console.printf("Sorry you must be at least 13 to use this program.\n");
    System.exit(0);
                   }
  String name = console.readLine("Enter your name:  ");
  String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
  String noun;
  do { 
    noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");
    if (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || 
      noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")) {
    console.printf("That language is not allowed.  Try Again \n\n");
   }
  } while (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") ||
         noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk"));
    }
  String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
  String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb:  ");
  console.printf("%s is a %s %s. They are always %s %s.", name, adjective, noun, adverb, verb);  

}

1 Answer

michaelcodes
michaelcodes
5,604 Points

Hello there, in the future please post the compiler error as it will make it quicker to get a response! I went through the code and it seems this there is an ending bracker "}" misplaced. Below is commented code showing the change:

String name = console.readLine("Enter your name:  ");
  String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
  String noun;
  do { 
    noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");
    if (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || 
      noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")) {
    console.printf("That language is not allowed.  Try Again \n\n");
   }
  } while (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") ||
         noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk"));
    //} <--- This was the original bracket location 
  String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
  String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb:  ");
  console.printf("%s is a %s %s. They are always %s %s.", name, adjective, noun, adverb, verb);  
     }
} //This is the new bracket moved to the bottom

Hope this helps