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Python: Return outside function error? Tried redoing indentation, spacing, etc.

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Hi, I'm fairly new to python, and I keep getting an error 'return outside function'. I've looked around, and tried reformatting, redoing the indenting, and I still get the same error. Can anyone help me?

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  1. def syllableCount( someString ):
  2.     for syllSet in myDict[someString]:
  3.         for element in syllSet:
  4.             if (element[-1] == 0 or element[-1] == 1):
  5.                 return element[-1]
Feb 16 '13 #1
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bvdet
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There does not appear to be an issue with the posted code. Maybe there is an issue with myDict. Can you post a sample?
Feb 16 '13 #2

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Also post the complete traceback that includes the offending line.
Feb 17 '13 #3

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