# Grammaticality judgments misaligned using gb4e package

I am writing my dissertation in Linguistics and use gb4e for the examples. When I try to add grammaticality judgments they appear indented, meaning aligned with the beginning of another example that is has no grammaticality judgment:

a. *The man is here who is carrying a large package.
b. A man is here who is carrying a large package.

The example sentences should all be aligned and any grammaticality judgments should appear on the left. What am I doing wrong?

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book}

\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{cleveref}
\usepackage{gb4e}
\noautomath

\begin{document}

The example in \eqref{gs1} is ungrammatical. The example in \eqref{gs2} is fine.

\begin{exe}
\ex
\begin{xlist}
\ex[*]{The man is here who is carrying a large package.} \label{gs1}
\ex A man is here who is carrying a large package. \label{gs2}
\end{xlist}
\end{exe}

\end{document}


I'm certainly no expert, but after glancing at the documentation it appears you need

\ex[]{A man is here who is carrying a large package.}


for the second one.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{book}

\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{cleveref}
\usepackage{gb4e}
\noautomath

\begin{document}

The example in \eqref{gs1} is ungrammatical. The example in \eqref{gs2} is fine.

\begin{exe}
\ex
\begin{xlist}
\ex[*]{The man is here who is carrying a large package.} \label{gs1}
\ex[]{A man is here who is carrying a large package.} \label{gs2}
\end{xlist}
\end{exe}

\end{document}

• Thank you! This works. I am wondering if the spacing between the 'a.' and the '*' is a bit much, but maybe my eyes deceive me. Maybe it's normal that when you have grammaticality judgments, the spacing is wider than when you have only examples without judgments. Mar 14, 2018 at 12:46
• @reenah You could add \judgewidth{*} (see manual page 4) after \begin{exe}. Mar 14, 2018 at 12:49
• @TorbjørnT. I would only recommend setting \judgewidth globally, so that all your examples are consistent. But that's the source of the extra space, since the default is set to allow enough space for ?? as a judgement. Mar 14, 2018 at 12:58
• @AlanMunn Yes, good point. Mar 14, 2018 at 13:00
• @reenah See Alan's comment, adding it before \begin{document} would be better. Mar 14, 2018 at 13:01