# List bullet does not work for the second item

I tried using a list in LaTeX (pdflatex, specifically) and I found that the second item does not have a bullet point rendered while the first and third (and remaining ones) does. Why is it? Please compile the code below to see what I mean.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
\begin{list}{$\bullet$}
\item A
\item B
\item C
\end{list}
\end{document}

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The list environment actually takes two mandatory arguments; not just one. The first is the label, while the second are any commands that require execution before entering the actual list. To obtain the correct output, use

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{list}{\textbullet}{}
\item A
\item B
\item C
\end{list}
\end{document}


or just use the itemize environment. In fact, both enumerate and itemize use list to set up the appropriate list format.

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What's wrong with the itemize environment?

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item A
\item B
\item C
\end{itemize}

\end{document}

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