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

Maan Azzam
Maan Azzam
2,239 Points

Problem with the EXTRA CREDIT problem

I Tried doing the first question with an ARRAY and i get no errors but the problem is it doesn't censor anything , the program allows all words in my Array

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__ they are always __adverbs__ __verb__.
  String ageAsString = console.readLine("How old are you? ");

  int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString);

  if( age < 13  ){

    console.printf("sorry your too young to use this program.\n");


  String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");

  String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");

  String noun;

  String[] words= {"Fuck", "jerk"};

  boolean isInvalidWord;


  noun = console.readLine("Enter a noun:  ");

  isInvalidWord = (noun.contains(words.toString()) ||

  if(isInvalidWord) {

    console.printf("That language is not allowed. Try Again. \n\n");


  String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");

  String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb ending with -ing:  ");

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



2 Answers

Charlie Gallentine
Charlie Gallentine
12,092 Points

Here is how I would do it:

import java.io.Console;
import java.util.Arrays; //Import array methods
    isInvalidWord = (Arrays.asList(words).contains(noun)); //This line checks the validity of a word

This uses the Arrays method .asList() to split the array and see if it contains the noun.

Maan Azzam
Maan Azzam
2,239 Points

Thanks for the help!