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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

Originally posted by ssandeepan on 29 Jul 2008, 20:20.
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City selection board singular, so need not use they or their. So A, B, C, and D out.
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City selection board singular, so need not use they or their. So A, B, C, and D out.

May more of it, editorial criticized two things that should be stated in parallel form First and second
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+1 E

Parallelism: for failing // for failing

"their" doesn't have a clear antecedent.
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+1 E

"They" and "their" is ambiguous.
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E is the best here but it uses 'for' two times
X criticized Y for firstly failing ....
second for failing ...
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E it is ...firstly+secondly....first+second

In option D -- > "that" doesn't have a clear reference..same goes for "they"
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ssandeepan wrote:
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


“First of all….and second” is the correct and parallel usage.
Hence, A, B, and C can be eliminated.
“Criticized the city’s election board for failing to….and…for failing to” is the parallel usage.
Hence, D can be eliminated and E is the best choice.

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Look at E:

for, first of all, failing to
and second, for failing to

I don't think they are parallel. "and second, failing to" would be better.
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New post 16 Sep 2018, 05:33
In option E, ...for, first of all, failing... and second, for failing... How this structure is parallel?
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ssandeepan wrote:
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


Only "second" is parallel to "first of all" so it's between D and E.

For...for construction in E is better.

E according to me.
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