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'await' outside function error

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I've encountered a very frustrating delay. I'm using the python environment and I'm having an error saying "SyntaxError: 'await' outside function". Does anyone know how to fix this?
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To use await, it needs to be inside of an asynchronous function, this will give you an error:

def hello(message): await"Hello!")

but this won't:

async def hello(message): await"Hello!")