# space between item and paragraph in enumerate

I'm writing a list in this form:

\begin{enumerate}
\item Question 1...
\item[a)] Something 1...
\item[b)] Something 2...

\item Question 2...
\item[a)] Something 3...
\item[b)] Something 4...

\item Question 3...
\item[a)] Something 5...
\item[b)] Something 6...

... and so on.

\end{enumerate}


I'd like to control the spaces between items in a way that the spaces between questions are different from that between question and items a), b). Is it possible?

• Yes, of course -- unfortunately you are misusing the enumerate environment severely, in my point of view – user31729 Nov 30 '15 at 20:56
• I've removed the biblatex tag since it has nothing to do with biblatex – user31729 Nov 30 '15 at 21:06

Use nested enumerate levels, the spacing is adapted to the nesting level then.

If the enumitem package is used, the labels of the 2nd level can be adjusted without using \item[a)] explicitly.

The separation of items can be set with the itemsep=... option (not done here, however)

(Or use the enumerate package for label changes only -- see the documentation please).

Side note: Using a proper answers etc. package would increase the usability of the document.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}

% Change the labels of the second level to use lower case letters of type a)  -- default is (a) etc.
\setlist[enumerate,2]{label={\alph*)}}

\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}
\item Question 1...
\begin{enumerate}
\item Something 1...
\item Something 2...
\end{enumerate}
\item Question 2...
\begin{enumerate}
\item Something 3...
\item Something 4...
\end{enumerate}
\item Question 3...
\begin{enumerate}
\item Something 5...
\item Something 6...
\end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}