Java Exercises: Reverse the content of a sentence without reverse every word

Java Basic: Exercise-169 with Solution

Write a Java program to reverse the content of a sentence (assume a single space between two words) without reverse every word.

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Java Basic Exercises: Reverse the content of a sentence without reverse every word.

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.util.*;
public class Solution {	
 public static String reverse_str_word(String input_sentence) {
    if (input_sentence == null) {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException("Input param can't be null.");
    StringBuilder stringBuilder = new StringBuilder();
    String[] words = input_sentence.split(" ");
    for (int i = words.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
      if (i != 0) {
        stringBuilder.append(" ");
    return stringBuilder.toString();
   public static void main(String[] args) {
        Scanner scanner = new Scanner(System.in);
        System.out.print("Input a string: ");
		String input = scanner.nextLine();
		System.out.println("\nResult: " + reverse_str_word(input));		

Sample Output:

Input a string:  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

Result: dog lazy the over jumps fox brown quick The


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Array vs ArrayLists:

The main difference between these two is that an Array is of fixed size so once you have created an Array you cannot change it but the ArrayList is not of fixed size. You can create instances of ArrayLists without specifying its size. So if you create such instances of an ArrayList without specifying its size Java will create an instance of an ArrayList of default size.

Once an ArrayList is full it re-sizes itself. In fact, an ArrayList is internally supported by an array. So when an ArrayList is resized it will slow down its performance a bit as the contents of the old Array must be copied to a new Array.

At the same time, it's compulsory to specify the size of an Array directly or indirectly while creating it. And also Arrays can store both primitives and objects while ArrayLists only can store objects.

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