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A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board for, first of all, failing 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
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Re: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 03:26
1) Election board is "singular"
2) "First of all" is parallel to "second"
3) "Failing to replace" is parallel with "failing to investigate"

IMHO E.
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Re: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 05:56
A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board for, first of all, failing 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 - correct
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Re: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 10:19
OA is E !
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Re: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 03:19
What is the trick of this question to you?
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Re: SC 1000 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 03:43
I think people might intuitively think "secondly" to start the subordinate phrase. Well I did. Is it really a word? It might be for non-native speakers like me :)

Nevertheless, the answer should be E; it maintains the parallelism.
Re: SC 1000   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2010, 03:43
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