I'm trying to have a list as

  This is important because
  \item[a)] \quad this,
  \item[b)] \quad this other and,
  \item[c)] \quad obviously this.

But all the packages that I have seen manages the indent space before the item, and I'm looking for an indent after the item. I could use '\quad' but it doesn't work if the text has more than one line. If someone could say me what is the package or code that I need I would be very grateful. I will appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.

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    you don't need any package (but you could use enumitem or even enumerate packages, just define the label to be \alph{enumi})\quad Commented Aug 31, 2017 at 23:47

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I suppose this is more or less what you want? I played with \labelsep and leftmargin via enumitem:



\begin{enumerate}[label = \alph*), wide, labelsep = 1em, leftmargin =*]
  \item She very imprudently married the Barber: and
  \item there were present the Picninnies, and
  \item the Joblillies, and the Garyulies, and the great Panjandrum himself, with the little round button at top.


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  • Thanks Bernard!! (I think is not work if someone use '\\' in the sentence, Is it?).
    – hllspwn
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 21:39
  • @hllspwn: Which sentence?
    – Bernard
    Commented Oct 11, 2017 at 21:51

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