How can I verify if the content of a variable is a list or a string?

Andres Soto soto_andres at
Tue Jan 31 19:44:12 EST 2012

I'm writing a function which receive a list which elements are strings or new lists (sublists) containing strings. 

How can I verify if sone element of the list (which is contained in a variable) is a list or a string?
I found the method isinstance(object,class) but I don't know which class should I use for.
Thank you, regards

Prof. Dr. Andrés Soto
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