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B.28 Something's wrong-perhaps a missing \item

You may have missed an \item command. The first object in a list environment must either be an \item command, or another list environment.

This error will be caused by, say,


\begin{itemize}
Animal
\item Vegetable
\item Mineral
\end{itemize}
instead of

\begin{itemize}
\item Animal
\item Vegetable
\item Mineral
\end{itemize}

This error can also be caused by a missing \bibitem in the bibliography. For example, the error will occur if you do, say,


\begin{thebibliography}{1}
A Guide to \LaTeXe
instead of

\begin{thebibliography}{1}
\bibitem{kopka95} A Guide to \LaTeXe

See also UK FAQ entry: Perhaps a missing \item?.


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