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Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep

b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep

c) in its failing to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

d) because of its failure in honoring its promise to its customers in keeping

e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

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In this problem, I chose D, but the OA is A. What is wrong with D and what makes option A the ideal answer? What is this question really testing?
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"To Keep" is correct usage rather than "of keeping" or "in keeping". Moreover A is concise and in active voice.

Choice D is in passive voice (another drawback).
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Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep

b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep

c) in its failing to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

d) because of its failure in honoring its promise to its customers in keeping

e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

In this problem, I chose D, but the OA is A. What is wrong with D and what makes option A the ideal answer? What is this question really testing?
I would really appreciate your input to this problem.
thanks

'Promise to' is correct compared to promise in, of
and A is concise compared to B

So A
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Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep
b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep
c) in its failing to honor its promise to its customers of keeping
d) because of its failure in honoring its promise to its customers in keeping
e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

A has no error as it is the most concise and succinct. "failure to" is also a correct idiom.

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In addition to above statements pertaining to the correct usage of infinitive "to keep" vs "keeping" (gerund), introduction of "because" changes the meaning. Try to read back the option D, it would mean "Because the bank failed to keep its promise, it is engaging in deceptive business practices". Using the expression "by failing to honour..." the phrase "deceptive business" is properly qualified.
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yes indeed. sentence correction is like an ocean....the learning never ends.
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In addition to above statements pertaining to the correct usage of infinitive "to keep" vs "keeping" (gerund), introduction of "because" changes the meaning. Try to read back the option D, it would mean "Because the bank failed to keep its promise, it is engaging in deceptive business practices". Using the expression "by failing to honour..." the phrase "deceptive business" is properly qualified.

I dont see your point. It would actually be: "Because the bank failed..., the state's attorney general...", which is correct meaning.
Could anybody clarify?
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B, C, D and E - use three "its". The more pronoun the more complexity. If I have to tick on the answer blindly I will lift A.

engaging by failing ----> modifies bank and this is active voice. (usage of ing).

B, D and E passive. Plus pronoun misuse (three times its)
engaging in X by its failure
engaging in X because of its failure

Between A and C.
"engaging by failing" is better than "engaging in its failing". Since "engaging in its failing" changes the meaning of the sentence
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I agree with nusmavrik as in options C,D and E ,2nd and 3rd "its" clearly point to Bank so there's no need to add an extra "its"....
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Can someone provide a detailed explanation on this one. Thanks!
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Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

promise in / of keeping are just not idiomatic=> "promise to its customers to keep" is the correct version. This leaves us with A and B.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep
b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep

the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices (how?) by + ing verb. A is correct.
If you want to say "how" a thing happened, in this case "how they did those practices" the construct in A is correct.
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Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep

b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep

c) in its failing to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

d) because of its failure in honoring its promise to its customers in keeping

e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

two idioms tested in this:

FAILIURE TO X....and PROMISE TO Y....

moreover you may notice that because of too many pronoun (ITS) and prepositional phrases..all other options are unnecessarily wordy.
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can some one please explain why E is wrong.

I was down to A & E. selected E.

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I am a non-native english speaker. Does this sound right:

someone accused someone of engaging .................. IN (as in C) or BY (as in a)

In my opinion, "IN" sounds better. Am I correct?
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tarek99 wrote:
Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep

b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep

c) in its failing to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

d) because of its failure in honoring its promise to its customers in keeping

e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

In this problem, I chose D, but the OA is A. What is wrong with D and what makes option A the ideal answer? What is this question really testing?
I would really appreciate your input to this problem.
thanks

For people who are confused about the correct answer, look up a concept called the infinitive of purpose. According to that concept, only 'to keep' is correct, so we are down to A and B. B incorrectly uses its failure of honoring.
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can some one please explain why E is wrong.

I was down to A & E. selected E.

e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

mmm.... don't go applying parallelism blindly :

.... Failure to ...
honor is promise to......

These are at two separate levels and hence don't need parallelism.

Also this is plain wrong because the sentence can be interpreted in the following way :

deceptive business practices because of its failure to honor

So the bank engaged in deceptive business practices because it failed to honor .... which is absolutely not the intended meaning
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Even though it was not illegal for the bank to share its customers' personal and financial information with an outside marketing company in return for a commission on sales, the state's attorney general accused the bank of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep records private.

a) by failing to honor its promise to its customers to keep

b) by its failure of honoring its promise to its customers to keep

c) in its failing to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

d) because of its failure in honoring its promise to its customers in keeping

e) because of its failure to honor its promise to its customers of keeping

"Because of" changes meaning.
promise to keep => correct idiomatic expression
Failure of honoring => unidiomatic expression
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