Angel of Jubilation second static ability

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The second static ability states:
"Players can't pay life or sacrifice creatures to cast spells or activate abilities"

Quite a bit of players see this as a 2 part ability.

1: players can't pay life


2: sacrifice creatures to cast spells or activate abilties

The way I see is a 3 part ability.

1: players can't pay life


2: sacrifice creatures to cast spells


3: activate abilities

The only reason I see it this way is because the lack of "to" in front of "activate abilities".

Now if the card was stated as "Players can't pay life or sacrifice creatures to cast spells or TO activate abilities" then I would see Angel of Jubilation's abilitiy as a 2 part.
It's only one part. Players can't pay life or sacrifice creatures (the prohibition) to cast spells or activate abilities (the restriction). Players can pay life or sacrifice creatures for other reasons.
Ok I see how that would make sense. ty
You should look at the rulings for Angel of Jubilation on Gatherer.
If a spell or activated ability has a cost that requires a player to pay life (as Griselbrand's activated ability does) or sacrifice a creature (as Fling does), that spell or ability can't be cast or activated.

Other things may still cause players to pay life or sacrifice creatures, such as a resolving spell or ability.

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Proper parsing:

Players can't [do these things - pay life or sacrifice creatures] to [do these things - cast spells or activate abilities].


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