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29 Jul 2008, 21:20
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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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29 Jul 2008, 21:37
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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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02 Dec 2011, 17:14
+1 E

Parallelism: for failing // for failing

"their" doesn't have a clear antecedent.
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03 Dec 2011, 06:13
+1 E

"They" and "their" is ambiguous.
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06 May 2013, 02:14
E is the best here but it uses 'for' two times
X criticized Y for firstly failing ....
second for failing ...
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29 May 2013, 19:23
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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