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illegal start of expression errors

Does anyone have any ideas what normally causes "illegal start of expression" errors? Is there something the compiler is looking for in general? I am trying to debug a program and I keep getting this error. This error is before one of my public void statements. I was just wondering if anyone has any helpful tips in what to look for in the code.

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I have seen Illegal start of expression occur in many places. It's something like a Syntax Error in scripting languages. For example, Illegal start ...

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This job encompasses illegal start of expression errors.