This is something I never managed to do with markdown. I write a list. In one of the elements, I am writing a paragraph, and then I want to list things again. So I create a nested list. So far so good. But then I want to continue writing on the same original item (of the first list). But the only way to keep the same implementation is to create a new list element, which I don't want to.


  1. This is my a sentence, and then I will list stuff
    1. sublist first element
    2. sublist second element

I want this on the same level than the first element, but not as a new element.

How can I do that?


1 Answer 1


I think this works:

1. test

   1. test
   2. test


which produces

  1. test

    1. test
    2. test


So the trick is just to add some indentation (but not too much, or it will be interpreted as a code block).

  • Even whole code blocks can be indented using this method, though it's not super useful most of the time.
    – zcoop98
    May 28, 2021 at 15:11
  • Yes this solves it on StackExchange. I am using a slightly different version of markdown than SE on another website and I thought that it would be the same problem, but this solution doesn't work there unfortunately.
    – Ricola
    May 29, 2021 at 17:19

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