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Thread: Arraylist error

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    Default Arraylist error

    Hello All!

    I am working on a StringBuffer program and I am getting the following error message:

    Cannot find symbol - method append(java.lang.String) with this part of the code selected:

    return str1.append(str9);

    I am not sure how to fix this. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am posting the entire code below. Thank you!

    import java.util.*;
    import java.lang.StringBuffer;
    class stringBuffProject
      static String append(String str1, String str2, String str3, String str4, String str5, String str6, String str7, String str8, String str9)
            return str1.append(str9);
        public static void main(String[] args) 
          List<String> projectStringBuffers = new ArrayList<String>();
          projectStringBuffers.add("The ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("quick ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("brown ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("fox ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("jumped ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("over ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("the ");
          projectStringBuffers.add("lazy ");

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    Default Re: Arraylist error

    The error message sums it up pretty well: str1 is a String, which does not have an append() method.
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