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Thread: (Real beginner) Removing space before the first word when switched

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    Default (Real beginner) Removing space before the first word when switched

    This one little problem has been bugging me for 1 whole hour.
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class Project8 {
    	public static void main(String[] args) 
    		Scanner keyboard = new Scanner (System.in);
    		String s1, s2;
    		System.out.println("Enter a line of text. No punctuation please.");
    		s1 = keyboard.next();
    		s2 = keyboard.nextLine();
    		System.out.println("I have rephrased that line to read:");
    		System.out.println("" + s2 + " " + s1);
    If I run this, I get:

    -Enter a line of text. No punctuation please.
    -What the hell
    -I have rephrased that line to read:
    - the hell What

    I want the space in the rephrased line before "the" gone...How IS IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE?

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    Default Re: (Real beginner) Removing space before the first word when switched

    Hello and welcome to the Java Programming Forums.

    This can be easily fixed by updating:

    System.out.println("" + s2 + " " + s1);


    System.out.println(s2.trim() + " " + s1);

    the .trim() method removes the white space.
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