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SOLVED: override can only be specified on class members?

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I get this error on the following code line 30:

import UIKit

class Developer {
    var name: String? // ? is making it optional
    var jobTitle: String? // ? is making it optional
    var yearsExp: Int? // ? is making it optional

    init(name: String, jobTitle: String, yearsExp: Int) { = name
        self.jobTitle = jobTitle
        self.yearsExp = yearsExp
func speakName() {
        print("Developers name is: \(name!)") // ! is force unwrap
        print("Developers Job Title is: \(jobTitle!)") // ! is force unwrap
        print("Developers years Experience is: \(yearsExp!)") // ! is force unwrap

class iOSDeveloper: Developer {
    var favoriteFramework: String? // ? is making it optional

    func speakFavoriteFramework() {
        if let favoriteFramework = favoriteFramework {
            print("Favorite framework is: \(favoriteFramework)")
        } else {
            print("No favorite framework found!")

override func speakName() {
            print("\(name!) - \(jobTitle!)")





hi Rodney,

your definition of speakName in the class iOSDeveloper appears within the body of the function speakFavoriteFramework, and so is local to that function.

define speakName at the same level as the definition of speakFavoriteFramework.

hope that helps,



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