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According to the teachings of the Buddhist and Hindu religions,

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According to the teachings of the Buddhist and Hindu religions, attaining nirvana is to enter a state of supreme liberation, leaving behind the desires that perpetuate the cycle of death and rebirth.

A) attaining nirvana is to enter
B) to attain nirvana is entering
C) to attain nirvana is
D) to attain nirvana is to enter
E) attaining nirvana is to be entering

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I got it wrong when I chose this...
(A) thinking that "attaining" should be parallel to "leaving" but this doesn't seem to be correct. Help?


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arcanis2000 wrote:
I got it wrong when I chose this...
(A) thinking that "attaining" should be parallel to "leaving" but this doesn't seem to be correct. Help?


This is what i think..

According to the teachings of the Buddhist and Hindu religions, attaining nirvana is to enter a state of supreme liberation, leaving behind the desires that perpetuate the cycle of death and rebirth.

The part in red does not makes sense ( missing verb ? sentence fragment ? :?: )
leaving behind the desires that perpetuate the cycle of death and rebirth modifies entire clause preceding it.
Attain and Enter should be in parallel.


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Question:

According to the teachings of the Buddhist and Hindu religions, attaining nirvana is to enter a state of supreme liberation, leaving behind the desires that perpetuate the cycle of death and rebirth.

A) attaining nirvana is to enter
B) to attain nirvana is entering
C) to attain nirvana is
D) to attain nirvana is to enter
E) attaining nirvana is to be entering

OA is
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to enter and to attain refer to the same thing, so they should be parallel
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arcanis2000 wrote:
Question:

According to the teachings of the Buddhist and Hindu religions, attaining nirvana is to enter a state of supreme liberation, leaving behind the desires that perpetuate the cycle of death and rebirth.

A) attaining nirvana is to enter
B) to attain nirvana is entering
C) to attain nirvana is
D) to attain nirvana is to enter
E) attaining nirvana is to be entering

OA is

I got it wrong when I chose this...
(A) thinking that "attaining" should be parallel to "leaving" but this doesn't seem to be correct. Help?



Attain nirvana is the main clause,
Leaving ... is a dependent clause.
Be very careful about blindly applying rules of parallelism. Doesn't work here
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arcanis2000 wrote:
Question:

According to the teachings of the Buddhist and Hindu religions, attaining nirvana is to enter a state of supreme liberation, leaving behind the desires that perpetuate the cycle of death and rebirth.

A) attaining nirvana is to enter
B) to attain nirvana is entering
C) to attain nirvana is
D) to attain nirvana is to enter
E) attaining nirvana is to be entering

OA is

I got it wrong when I chose this...
(A) thinking that "attaining" should be parallel to "leaving" but this doesn't seem to be correct. Help?




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