I am attempting to allow following expressions in math mode:

  \Gamma_1 ; x : T ; \Gamma_2 \vdash{}& x
  &&\Rightarrow T & \\
  \Gamma \vdash&{} \lambda(z : T).t
  &&\Rightarrow \forall(z : T) U, & \\

It produces text similar to following:

Γ 1 ; x ∶ T ; Γ 2 ⊢ x                   ⇒ T
                Γ ⊢λ(z ∶ T ).t          ⇒ ∀(z ∶ T )U,

My problem with it, is the \Rightarrow is too far apart from whatever expression that comes after \vdash immediately.

I wish I can produce following results as alignment:

Γ 1 ; x ∶ T ; Γ 2 ⊢ x           ⇒ T
                Γ ⊢ λ(z ∶ T ).t ⇒ ∀(z ∶ T )U,

Note that, the \Rightarrow only goes as far as it needed, not far apart to form a separate column. Searching around the internet, there are examples aligning pushing to left by adding a trailing &, but for some reason it does not work in my case. How would you solve this problem?

  • Why using flalign to begin with? Its name means “full length align”, not “flush left align”.
    – egreg
    Oct 20, 2018 at 19:49
  • @egreg i honestly don't know. I use align* before but i saw a few answers use flalign*.
    – Jason Hu
    Oct 20, 2018 at 20:08
  • It'e used mainly when you have three alignment groups one flush left, the second in the middle column and the last flushright. You should take a look at the documentation of amsmath.
    – Bernard
    Oct 20, 2018 at 20:15

1 Answer 1


Like this? I took the liberty to replace the . (in the second line) with a \cdot which I thought more appropriate:


\usepackage{mathtools, nccmath}


Some text. Some more text. Some more text. Some more text. Some more text. Some more text. Some more text. Some more text.
    \Gamma_1 ; x : T ; \Gamma_2 & \vdash{} x
  &&\Rightarrow T \\
  \Gamma & \vdash \lambda(z : T)\cdot t
  &&\Rightarrow \forall(z : T) U,


enter image description here

  • thank you. now i recall i saw alignat before. surprised that I didn't manage to google it out.
    – Jason Hu
    Oct 20, 2018 at 20:11

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