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Java Java Basics Using your New Tools Multiple Format Strings

Output sentence pastTense. Java

console.printf(" %s name, really%s, pastTenseVerb " , pastTenseVerb);

Not passing what should I do?

// I've imported java.io.Console for you.  It is stored in a variable called console for you.
String name = console.readLine("input");
String pastTenseVerb = console.readLine(" Enter past tense verb:");
console.printf(" %s name, really%s, pastTenseVerb " , pastTenseVerb);

1 Answer

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

You are doing really well! The problem is the last line. We use the %s as a sort of placeholder. It's a placeholder for a string. Then after we close our string we append a comma separated list of the variables that are going to go into those placeholders. Take a look at the line that will pass:

console.printf(" %s really %s", name , pastTenseVerb);

This tells it to put the value of the name variable (which is a string) into the first %s placeholder. And to put the value of pastTenseVerb in the second %s placeholder. Hope that helps! :smiley:

Thank you so much.