# Enumerate with lowercase letters not starting at “a. ” [duplicate]

I need an enumerate list that starts at c. instead of a.. Is this even possible? If so how do I do it?

I tried \begin{enumerate}[c. ] but that didn't work. I just got c. before each item.

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## 2 Answers

You can use start=3 with enumitem

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[label=\alph*.,start=3]
\item first
\item second
\item third
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}


Use \addtocounter{enumi}{2}

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[label=\alph*. ]
\addtocounter{enumi}{2}
\item first
\item second
\item third
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}