Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Aug 2014, 08:53

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2007
Posts: 28
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 09:25
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:39) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 15 sessions
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’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.. :(
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Feb 2007
Posts: 167
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 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...
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2006
Posts: 281
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 10:27
Should be E

city’s election board is singular

and we need parallelism between first and second

for, first of all, falling to ..... second, for failing to
_________________

AimHigher

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Posts: 361
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 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
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2007
Posts: 28
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 14:47
but is "first of all" parellel to second ? shouldnt it be secondly ..?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2006
Posts: 746
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2007, 15:20
I believe after ‘first of all’, ‘second’ is preferred and more idiomatic. Also, board is singular so we are left with E.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2007
Posts: 783
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 50 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 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
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2005
Posts: 931
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2007, 19:55
kkarank wrote:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’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.

Regards,
Brajesh
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2007
Posts: 477
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 4

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 18:14
OA is E indeed.
But, when does one use 'secondly' and when does one use 'second'?
_________________

-Underline your question. It takes only a few seconds!
-Search before you post.

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 22 Nov 2007
Posts: 1102
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 03:49
kkarank wrote:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’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)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 143
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 27 May 2008, 20:26
E is the right answer.

Escapes the wrong pronoun error.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2007
Posts: 1829
Location: New York
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 442 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 28 May 2008, 12:54
kkarank wrote:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’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 ..
_________________

Your attitude determines your altitude
Smiling wins more friends than frowning

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Jun 2007
Posts: 297
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 18 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC - failure to [#permalink] New post 28 May 2008, 13:49
1
This post received
KUDOS
okay a golden tip, In GMAT, secondly, secondarily are almost always wrong.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Feb 2013
Posts: 18
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 9

Re: A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys [#permalink] New post 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
Re: A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys   [#permalink] 13 May 2013, 11:58
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys nsp007 5 05 Apr 2010, 00:27
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys rao 5 01 Sep 2008, 09:11
1 A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city s ssandeepan 6 29 Jul 2008, 20:20
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys ywilfred 2 31 Aug 2005, 05:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A recent New York Times editorial criticized the citys

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.