How to create a bullet or numbered list in English.
There are some simple rules about bullet and numbered lists in English, and how to write them well.
You should not write a long or complex sentence after a bullet or numbered list, use between 1 – 5 words only. Brevity or is key.
The first word form following each bullet in your list must be consistent, but depends on the preceding sentence and word form that introduces the list, and also depending on the verb pattern normally used.
Verb + object = articles
Students reported :
– a lack of space
– an inability to focus
– a clumsy login procedure
Verb + pattern (ing)
– recycling more paper
– saving water
– reducing heating times
Verb + noun
Students considered the following as important:
– Freedom to experiment
– Enforcement of school policies
– Reciprocation of shared resources
Verb + pattern (infinitive)
Students expressed a desire to:
– Share resources
– Exchange information
– Practice more speaking