FAQ: Conditionals and Control Flow - Switch Statement

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In the exercise, it says that " Java will continue to check whether the value of restaurantRating matches any other cases." However, I removed the “break;” from the program. I found that all of the cases after the trigger character were displayed. For example, when penalty is char ‘R’ and breaks are removed.

Without the break statement, Java will continue to check whether the value of restaurantRating matches any other cases

		int subwayTrain = 2;

		switch (subwayTrain){
	    case 1 : System.out.println("Ghost bound train!");
        case 2 : System.out.println("This is a South Ferry bound train!");
	   	case 3 : System.out.println("This is a Brooklyn bound train!");
		case 4 : System.out.println("This is a Queens bound train!");
        case 5 : System.out.println("This is MNHT bridge train");


the output will be

This is a South Ferry bound train!
This is a Brooklyn bound train!
This is a Queens bound train

because subwayTrain = 2, that’s why case 1 will not run
the case 5 will not run as well, because I’ve used break on case4 to stop swith method