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Java Java Basics Perfecting the Prototype Censoring Words - Using Logical ORs

Bergomy Legendre
Bergomy Legendre
1,026 Points

IIlegal start of expression

TreeStory.java:23: error: illegal start of expression
if(noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork")) ||(noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")); {
^ Not sure whats going on?

1 Answer

SH Ding
SH Ding
3,125 Points

Hi Bergomy, this should work:

if (noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")) { ..... }

  1. The Outer Brackets is used for the whole if condition.
  2. The semicolon after"jerk" isn't required as this is an IF statement