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# A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys

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A recent New York Times editorial criticized the cityâ€™s election board for, first of all, falling to replace outmoded voting machines prone to breakdowns, and secondarily, for their failure to investigate allegations of corruption involving board members.

(A) secondarily, for their failure to

(B) secondly, for their failure to

(C) secondly, that they failed and did not

(D) second, that they failed to

(E) second, for failing to

Strange this one..
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24 Feb 2007, 10:01
I would say E, because it says "first" and not "firstly" and therefore, it must be second.

But I could see B also...
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24 Feb 2007, 10:27
Should be E

cityâ€™s election board is singular

and we need parallelism between first and second

for, first of all, falling to ..... second, for failing to
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24 Feb 2007, 10:52
(A) secondarily, for their failure to

(B) secondly, for their failure to

(C) secondly, that they failed and did not

(D) second, that they failed to

(E) second, for failing to

E
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24 Feb 2007, 14:47
but is "first of all" parellel to second ? shouldnt it be secondly ..?
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24 Feb 2007, 15:20
I believe after â€˜first of allâ€™, â€˜secondâ€™ is preferred and more idiomatic. Also, board is singular so we are left with E.
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25 Feb 2007, 07:21
E should be the correct choice.
As 'second' is parallel to 'first'....not secondly or secondarily
parallelism is the key to solve this
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25 Feb 2007, 19:55
kkarank wrote:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the cityâ€™s election board for, first of all, falling to replace outmoded voting machines prone to breakdowns, and secondarily, for their failure to investigate allegations of corruption involving board members.

(A) secondarily, for their failure to

(B) secondly, for their failure to

(C) secondly, that they failed and did not

(D) second, that they failed to

(E) second, for failing to

Strange this one..

Good question. It's E for parallelism.

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08 Jan 2008, 18:14
OA is E indeed.
But, when does one use 'secondly' and when does one use 'second'?
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09 Jan 2008, 03:49
kkarank wrote:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the cityâ€™s election board for, first of all, falling to replace outmoded voting machines prone to breakdowns, and secondarily, for their failure to investigate allegations of corruption involving board members.

(A) secondarily, for their failure to

(B) secondly, for their failure to

(C) secondly, that they failed and did not

(D) second, that they failed to

(E) second, for failing to

Strange this one..

first of all .. second (of all)

E is correct (E also is parallel)
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27 May 2008, 20:26

Escapes the wrong pronoun error.
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28 May 2008, 12:54
kkarank wrote:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the cityâ€™s election board for, first of all, falling to replace outmoded voting machines prone to breakdowns, and secondarily, for their failure to investigate allegations of corruption involving board members.

(A) secondarily, for their failure to

(B) secondly, for their failure to

(C) secondly, that they failed and did not

(D) second, that they failed to

(E) second, for failing to

Strange this one..

I will go for E for parallel failing to replaced outmoded machines.... failing to investigate allegations of ..
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28 May 2008, 13:49
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okay a golden tip, In GMAT, secondly, secondarily are almost always wrong.
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13 May 2013, 11:58
for E to be correct for should come after first of all..otherwise it will make for for

correct me if i am wrong
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