[Grammar] to resent the police rather than to respect them.

newkeenlearner

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Which sentences is correct?

Focusing on petty crimes in this way can also cause people who generally obey the law to resent the police rather than to respect them.

Focusing on petty crimes in this way can also cause people who generally obey the law to resent the police rather than respecting them.
 

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I'd use the first. The parallel structure "to resent/to respect" is natural.
 

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Thank you Emsr2d2. I got it. That parallel structure comes from "cause someone to do something"
Can I remove "to" in the first sentence?
 

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You can remove the second "to" (before "respect").
 
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