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

my compiler cant find the String noun; i don't know what I'm doing wrong

public class TreeStory {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
  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 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 \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:  ");

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

}

Please update your question with the error data.

Mike Papamichail
Mike Papamichail
4,883 Points

Try initializing your String like this: String noun = "";

1 Answer

Looks like you did a mistake by adding an extra letter, you wrote noun.equalsIgnoresCase, it should be equalsIgnoreCase.