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Some sentence.... \shortstack[]{a\\b\\c} it produces like

                  a
                  b
Some sentence.... c

But I would like to produce something like this

                      a
Some Sentence...      b
                      c

I want to align the "Some sentence....." with be instead of c.

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Could it be that you would like to get the sentence and the stack vertically centered to each other? Aligning to b would mean that the stack, as it is, won't be centered. –  Stefan Kottwitz Dec 12 '10 at 18:47
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A matrix perhaps:

Some sentence.... $\matrix{ a \cr b \cr c }$
\bye
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Package amsmath Error: Old form `\matrix' should be \begin{matrix}. See the amsmath package documentation for explanation. Type H <return> for immediate help. l.745 Some sentence.... $\matrix{ a \cr b \cr c }$ When I put in a matrix this is the error I get ---- Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.745 Some sentence.... \begin{matrix} $\matrix{ a \cr b \cr c }$\end{matrix} ? –  Aku Dec 12 '10 at 19:34
    
@Aku: use \begin{matrix}...\end{matrix} within $...$, not outside math mode, then morbusg's suggestion works. (Without amsmath it works in original syntax.) –  Stefan Kottwitz Dec 12 '10 at 20:53
    
$\begin{matrix}\matrix{ a \cr b \cr c } \end{matrix}$ This is the error I got Missing } inserted. <inserted text> } l.768 $\begin{matrix}\matrix{ a \cr b \cr c } –  Aku Dec 12 '10 at 22:29
    
@Aku: You want Some sentence.... $\begin{matrix} a \\ b \\ c \end{matrix}$. (It works like all the other environments, pairing a \begin{envname} with and \end{envname}.) –  Antal S-Z Dec 12 '10 at 22:55
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