# Put ampersand (&) inside conditional [closed]

I'm trying to make a command that formats the alternatives of a test. Can I put an ampersand after each alternative? (I call my tabular command out of this command, and I want to put each alternative in a different cell).

\def\tabiiiii#1\\ %
{%
\def\tempa{#1}%
\ifx\tempa\endtabi%
\endtab%
\else%
\if\relax\detokenize{#1}\relax%
\else%
\stepcounter{alternatives}\thealternatives)~~\@ifnextchar {_}{}#1%
&% HOW TO WORK IT OUT?
\fi%
\stepcounter{countk}%
\the\value{countk}%
\ifnum\the\value{countk}<3%
\else%
\newline\newline\newline\newline%
\fi%
\expandafter\tabiiiii%
\fi%
}%


## closed as unclear what you're asking by egreg, cmhughes, Gonzalo Medina, cfr, yo'May 3 '14 at 23:17

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• Do you want to print it? If yes, use \&. – Sigur Aug 17 '13 at 23:55
• I want to put a & for tabular environment jump to another cell, not just print a & in my text. – Fabricio Pio Aug 18 '13 at 0:04
• You can't start a conditional in one cell ending it in another. The usual work around is to build the row in a control sequence and then deliver it. – egreg Aug 18 '13 at 8:47
• See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/7590/… for details on how this might be done. – Steven B. Segletes Sep 4 '13 at 14:45