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

lap Nguyen
lap Nguyen
715 Points

quiz question 2/3 help

Hi friends.

I'm stuck with this 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 __ __ noun__. They are always __ adverb __ __ verb__.
  String ageAsString = console.readLine("How old are you?");
  int age = Integer.parseInt(ageAsString); 
  if (age < 13) {
    // insert exit code
    console.printf("Sorry you must be at least 13 to use this probgram.\n");
 String name = console.readLine("Enter a name:  ");
 String adjective = console.readLine("Enter an adjective:  ");
 String noun;     
  do {
   noun = console.readLine("Enter a word n:  ")
   if (noun.toLowerCase("dork") || 
       noun.equalsIngoreCase("jerk")) {
      console.printf("That lanauge is not allowed.  Try again. \n\n");
  } while(isInvalidWord);   
 String adverb = console.readLine("Enter an adverb:  ");
 String verb = console.readLine("Enter a verb ending in -ing:  "); 
 console.printf("Your TreeHouse: \n------------\n");
 console.printf("%s is a %s %s.  ", name, adjective, noun);
 console.printf("They are walways %s %s.\n ", adverb, verb);



heres the error:

treehouse:~/workspace$ javac TreeStory.java
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
TreeStory.java:25: error: ';' expected
noun = console.readLine("Enter a word n: ")
1 error

You just forgot to put the semicolon at the end of the line.

1 Answer

I'm very far from an authority, but your While statement makes reference to "isInvalidWord", but that hasn't been declared yet or isn't in that scope.

I made a "boolean isInvalidWord(noun.equalsIgnoreCase("dork") || noun.equalsIgnoreCase("jerk")" variable under my do so that I could reuse the code in the name of efficiency :)

Hope that helps some