# How can I put two examples without break using gb4e?

I would like to ask about numbered examples in linguistics. I am using gb4e for the numbering examples and forest for the syntactic trees. My question is how to put two syntactic trees in line. I would like to get the following result.

However, to receive this structure, I did not use gb4e. It means that a. and b. in the figure is written in script directly.

The following is the script of this one.

\begin{exe}
\ex syntactic tree \\
a. \begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest} \hspace{4ex}
b. \begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest} \\
c. \begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest}

\end{exe}


When I introduce the numbering code within this structure, I cannot get the figure above. What I would like to do is to put the two syntactic tree without break like the figure. The following is the code and result I have got from the code.

   \begin{exe}
\ex derivation of tree
\begin{xlist}
\ex \begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest}
\ex \begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest}

\end{xlist}
\end{exe}


If you have an idea on how to implement the desirable one, could you tell me the idea?

Thank you.

• Welcome to TeX.se. Please don't post code fragments. Instead make a compilable document that shows the problem. – Alan Munn May 1 '17 at 0:31

You can use the multicol package to put (small) trees and examples side by side.

For another kind of solution see:

\usepackage{gb4e}
\begin{document}
\begin{exe}
\ex syntactic tree
\begin{xlist}
\begin{multicols}{2}
\ex\begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest}
\ex
\begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest}
\end{multicols}
\ex\begin{forest}
[VP
[DP]
[V’
[V]
[DP]
]
]
\end{forest}
\end{xlist}
\end{exe}
\end{document}