[Tex/LaTex] Starting an enumerate of an enumerate on next line

#enumerateline-breakinglistsspacing

What I'm trying to do is to make my enumerates look like this

a)
    i) answer
    ii) answer
b) answer

Currently, I'm using

\begin{enumerate}
\item \hfill \\
    \begin{enumerate}[a)]
    \item
    \item
    \end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}

but it looks like there are 2 empty lines when I do this, instead of one.

a)


    i)

I have tried a lot of spacing commands, but I couldn't get them to work (new to LaTeX).

So, Is there a way to do this? or should i just put them all on the same line? I know its easier but I think it looks weird.

Best Answer

Anything that creates an empty box or adds some white space will do the trick. For example \mbox{} or even \hfill. The problem with \hfill\\ is that it fills the line, then creates a new line and then creates a new paragraph for the list; so there is to much vertical white space.

\begin{enumerate}
    \item \mbox{}
    \begin{enumerate}
        \item
        \item
    \end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}

example