# Empty line on a slide in Latex Beamer

I am using Latex Beamer for creating a presentation.

On one slide I have

\frame
{
\frametitle{fdjsljklfdjs}
What is fdjsljklfdjs
\begin{itemize}
\item item one
\item item one
\end{itemize}

Why do we want to know it
\begin{itemize}
\item item one
\item item one
\item item three
\end{itemize}
}


I would like to have space between the first itemize block and the second question. However, if I try \\ or \newline, I get a pdflatex parsing error:

! LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end.


How can I get an emtpy line?

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Use \vspace, e.g.
\vspace{1in}

for a one inch vertical space. If you want it to be equal to the normal distance between two lines, use the length \baselineskip.
@Peter: \baselineskip is a length. To use it with \vspace you have to write \vspace{\baselineskip}. – Mark Reid Aug 15 '11 at 4:23