# vertical alignment of tabular environment inside description environment

I am using tabular environment inside a description environment like:

\item[This is some description]
\begin{tabular}{ll}
apple:       &  200g \\
pear:        &  206g \\
banana:      &  114g \\
orange:      &  150g \\
grapefruit:  &  350g
\end{tabular}

\lipsum[1]

However, the table then is not vertically aligned with the description label (see image).

How can this be achieved?

• Try \item[This is some description] \begin{tabular}[t]{ll} (observe added [t] at table. Apr 26 at 6:22
• Ah, that was easy, thank you! :) If you want to make this an answer also explaining the meaning of said parameter t I will accept. Apr 26 at 6:52

The standard form for tabular is

\begin{tabular}[pos]{table spec}

where [pos] is option for position of its baseline: [t] at top, [b] at bottom and c at the vertical center, which is default. For details see LaTeX/Tables.

In your case, the MWE is:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item[This is some description]
\begin{tabular}[t]{ll}
apple:       &  200g \\
pear:        &  206g \\
banana:      &  114g \\
orange:      &  150g \\
grapefruit:  &  350g
\end{tabular}

\lipsum[1]
\end{description}
\end{document}

which produce: