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Trying to find first 2 letter word in a list of words

I am trying to get this function working but cannot work out what is wrong. Any help will be gratefully received. My input is:

xs = ["this", "is", "a", "dead", "parrot"]

def find_first_2_letter_word(xs):
    for wd in xs:
        if len(wd) == 2:
            return wd
        return " "
print("The first 2 letter word is ", find_first_2_letter_word(xs))
My output is:
Python 3.8.4 (tags/v3.8.4:dfa645a, Jul 13 2020, 16:46:45) [MSC v.1924 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information. >>> ================== RESTART: C:\Users\John\Desktop\ ================== The first 2 letter word is >>>
As can be seen the program prints the statement but fails to show the first 2 letter word.

Thank you

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Trying to find first 2 letter word in a list of words - by Oldman45 - Aug-08-2020, 08:34 AM

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