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# To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is

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I also have the same question. I made my best guess as "D" because Manhattan GMAT SC recommends us to either postpone infinitive "To" or avoid it in the beginning of the sentence.

schandok wrote:
Can we start the sentence w/ an infinitive?

I was tempted for D.
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To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is ignoring decades of increasing sophistication in the use of statistics in sociology.

A To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is ignoring
B To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is to ignore
C To rely on anecdotal for demonstration of social phenomena is ignoring
D Relying on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is to ignore
C Relying on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena amounts to the ignoring of

Parallelism: 'to reply...to ignore' - B is the only one that has this!
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yup... a pretty straight forward B
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Even I thought about Infinitives and selected D..
But i guess llism wins!!
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Re: To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is [#permalink]
I don't recall running across a rule that mentions To X is To Y

but it does "sound" parallel To rely... is to ignore ...

I guessed B
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Re: To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is [#permalink]
schandok wrote:
To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is ignoring decades of increasing sophistication in the use of statistics in sociology.

A To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is ignoring
B To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is to ignore
C To rely on anecdotal for demonstration of social phenomena is ignoring
D Relying on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is to ignore
C Relying on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena amounts to the ignoring of

Plz explain....

To rely on X to ignore Y - //al

B
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Re: To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is [#permalink]
Ans B,

This question tests parallelism and B is correct.
In D- 'Relying' is not parallel with 'to ignore'.
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To rely on anecdotal evidence of social phenomena is [#permalink]
Can anyone explain why E is incorrect please? the infinitives are parallel, but i guess "amounts to" broke the symmetry, and also the lack of "the" in front of relying
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