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    Default Syntax error driving me nuts

    So I have to build a program that runs a game of BlackJack between you and the computer. I have it all mapped it, but I cannot find the syntax error!

    The error reads:
    Multiple markers at this line
    - Syntax error, insert "EnumBody" to complete BlockStatements
    - Syntax error, insert "enum Identifier" to complete EnumHeaderName

    It's found in Line 48 of my program, where it reads:
    private static nextChar();

    Here is my BlackJackTest.java class, let's see if you guys can help me out here!

    import java.util.Scanner;

    public class BlackJackTest {

    public static void main(String[] args) {

    int money; // Amount of money the user has.
    int bet; // Amount user bets on a game.
    boolean userWins; // Did the user win the game?
    Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);

    System.out.println("Welcome to the game of blackjack.");
    System.out.println();

    money = 1000; // User starts with $1,000.

    while (true) {
    System.out.println("You have " + money + " dollars.");
    do {
    System.out.println("How many dollars do you want to bet? (Enter 1 to end.)");
    System.out.println("? ");
    bet = sc.nextInt();
    if (bet < 1 || bet > money)
    System.out.println("Your answer must be between 0 and " + money + '.');
    } while (bet < 1 || bet > money);
    if (bet == 1)
    break;
    userWins = playBlackjack();
    if (userWins)
    money = money + bet;
    else
    money = money - bet;
    System.out.println();
    if (money == 0) {
    System.out.println("Looks like you've are out of money!");
    break;
    }
    }

    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("You leave with $" + money + '.');

    } // end main()


    static boolean playBlackjack() {

    private static nextChar();

    // Let the user play one game of Blackjack.
    // Return true if the user wins, false if the user loses.

    Deck deck; // A deck of cards. A new deck for each game.
    Game dealerHand; // The dealer's hand.
    Game userHand; // The user's hand.

    deck = new Deck();
    dealerHand = new Game();
    userHand = new Game();

    // Shuffle the deck, then deal two cards to each player.

    deck.shuffle();
    dealerHand.addCard( deck.dealCard() );
    dealerHand.addCard( deck.dealCard() );
    userHand.addCard( deck.dealCard() );
    userHand.addCard( deck.dealCard() );

    System.out.println();
    System.out.println();

    // Check if one of the players has Blackjack (two cards totaling to 21).
    // The player with Blackjack wins the game. Dealer wins ties.


    if (dealerHand.getBlackjackValue() == 21) {
    System.out.println("Dealer has the " + dealerHand.getCard(0)
    + " and the " + dealerHand.getCard(1) + ".");
    System.out.println("User has the " + userHand.getCard(0)
    + " and the " + userHand.getCard(1) + ".");
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("Dealer has Blackjack. Dealer wins.");
    return false;
    }

    if (userHand.getBlackjackValue() == 21) {
    System.out.println("Dealer has the " + dealerHand.getCard(0)
    + " and the " + dealerHand.getCard(1) + ".");
    System.out.println("User has the " + userHand.getCard(0)
    + " and the " + userHand.getCard(1) + ".");
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("You have Blackjack. You win.");
    return true;
    }

    // If neither player has Blackjack, play the game. First the user
    // gets a chance to draw cards (i.e., to "Hit"). The while loop ends
    // when the user chooses to "Stand". If the user goes over 21,
    // the user loses immediately.


    while (true) {

    /* Display user's cards, and let user decide to Hit or Stand. */

    System.out.println();
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("Your cards are:");
    for ( int i = 0; i < userHand.getCardCount(); i++ )
    System.out.println(" " + userHand.getCard(i));
    System.out.println("Your total is " + userHand.getBlackjackValue());
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("Dealer is showing the " + dealerHand.getCard(0));
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("Hit (H) or Stand (S)? ");
    int userAction; // User's response, 'H' or 'S'.
    do {
    userAction = Character.toUpperCase( sc.nextChar() );
    if (userAction != 'H' && userAction != 'S')
    System.out.println("Please respond H or S: ");
    } while (userAction != 'H' && userAction != 'S');

    /* If the user Hits, the user gets a card. If the user Stands,
    the loop ends (and it's the dealer's turn to draw cards).
    */

    if ( userAction == 'S' ) {
    // Loop ends; user is done taking cards.
    break;
    }
    else { // userAction is 'H'. Give the user a card.
    // If the user goes over 21, the user loses.
    Card newCard = deck.dealCard();
    userHand.addCard(newCard);
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("User hits.");
    System.out.println("Your card is the " + newCard);
    System.out.println("Your total is now " + userHand.getBlackjackValue());
    if (userHand.getBlackjackValue() > 21) {
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("You busted by going over 21. You lose.");
    System.out.println("Dealer's other card was the "
    + dealerHand.getCard(1));
    return false;
    }
    }

    } // end while loop

    /* If we get to this point, the user has Stood with 21 or less. Now, it's
    the dealer's chance to draw. Dealer draws cards until the dealer's
    total is > 16. If dealer goes over 21, the dealer loses.
    */

    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("User stands.");
    System.out.println("Dealer's cards are");
    System.out.println(" " + dealerHand.getCard(0));
    System.out.println(" " + dealerHand.getCard(1));
    while (dealerHand.getBlackjackValue() <= 16) {
    Card newCard = deck.dealCard();
    System.out.println("Dealer hits and gets the " + newCard);
    dealerHand.addCard(newCard);
    if (dealerHand.getBlackjackValue() > 21) {
    System.out.println();
    System.out.println("Dealer busted by going over 21. You win.");
    return true;
    }
    }
    System.out.println("Dealer's total is " + dealerHand.getBlackjackValue());

    /* If we get to this point, both players have 21 or less. We
    can determine the winner by comparing the values of their hands. */

    System.out.println();
    if (dealerHand.getBlackjackValue() == userHand.getBlackjackValue()) {
    System.out.println("Dealer wins on a tie. You lose.");
    return false;
    }
    else if (dealerHand.getBlackjackValue() > userHand.getBlackjackValue()) {
    System.out.println("Dealer wins, " + dealerHand.getBlackjackValue()
    + " points to " + userHand.getBlackjackValue() + ".");
    return false;
    }
    else {
    System.out.println("You win, " + userHand.getBlackjackValue()
    + " points to " + dealerHand.getBlackjackValue() + ".");
    return true;
    }

    } // end playBlackjack()


    } // end class BlackJackTest

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    keep cool. the cause of the errors is this line of code

    private static nextChar();

    first of all, local variables has no access modifier and i can't figure out what the line above is for, please exaplain.

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