Cumulative Project 3 Java, Not a statement error

I’m doing the Cumulative Project 3 ( link ) and here is the part of the code I’m getting errors from:

public String getGameOverMessage(int totalCorrect, int totalQuestions) {
  if (totalCorrect == totalQuestions) {
    String 1 = "You got total " + totalCorrect  + " correct! You won!";
    System.out.println(1);
    return 1;
  } else {
    String 2 = "You got " + totalCorrect + " out of " + totalQuestions + ". Better luck next time!";
    System.out.println(2);
    return 2;
  }

the errors I’m getting are the following:

MainActivity.java:11: error: not a statement
    String 1 = "You got total " + totalCorrect  + " correct! You won!";
    ^
MainActivity.java:11: error: ';' expected
    String 1 = "You got total " + totalCorrect  + " correct! You won!";
          ^
MainActivity.java:11: error: not a statement
    String 1 = "You got total " + totalCorrect  + " correct! You won!";
                                                ^
MainActivity.java:15: error: not a statement
    String 2 = "You got " + totalCorrect + " out of " + totalQuestions + ". Better luck next time!";
    ^
MainActivity.java:15: error: ';' expected
    String 2 = "You got " + totalCorrect + " out of " + totalQuestions + ". Better luck next time!";
          ^
MainActivity.java:15: error: not a statement
    String 2 = "You got " + totalCorrect + " out of " + totalQuestions + ". Better luck next time!";
                                                                       ^
6 errors

I’ve googled about String concatenation and am following the hints of the exercise in terms of building the string, so I’m unsure what “not a statement” means here. All the examples about “not a statement” I found were missing + marks only. Also, when it says ; expected, I have ; at the ends. So I’m stumped. There’s something I’m not seeing and I’ve been at it for over an hour.

@mixuyup variables in java should begin with letters, try to change 1, 2 to something like s1, s2.

Thank you! Will remember this from now on! Now everything worked!

You are welcome :boom:.