# indentation of enumerate items inside quotation

I have the following LaTeX code:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\begin{document}
This is some text. This is still more text. Here is a few more words.
\begin{quotation}
\begin{enumerate}
\item First item
\item Second item
\item Third item
\end{enumerate}
\end{quotation}
\end{document}


I would like to create the following:

This is some text. This is still more text. Here is a few more words.

1. First item
2. Second item
3. Third item


But instead I end up with this:

This is some text. This is still more text. Here is a few more words.

1. First item
2. Second item
3. Third item


That is, the first item is being more indented than the others. How could this behaviour be changed? I suppose I could use the enumitem package, but unfortunately could not figure out how to do it.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

With warmest regards,

• Use quote instead of quotation. – Sigur Nov 11 '13 at 22:56

\mbox{}\vspace{-\baselineskip}
\begin{enumerate}


works, (hard to justify the behaviour of nested list environments really, but impossible to change now). You see similar effects if you use enumerate in theorem environments which are similarly usually list environments.

• \box{} is to produce an empty line? And the negative vertical space to force the first item to move up? Is this the idea behind your commands? – Sigur Nov 11 '13 at 23:10
• @Sigur more or less, yes. – David Carlisle Nov 11 '13 at 23:11

Changing from quotation to quote, solves the problem as seen below:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-2]
\begin{quote}
\begin{enumerate}
\item First item
\item Second item
\item Third item
\end{enumerate}
\end{quote}
\lipsum[1-2]
\end{document}