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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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02 Dec 2011, 06:42
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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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29 Jul 2008, 20:37
E.
City selection board singular, so need not use they or their. So A, B, C, and D out.

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02 Dec 2011, 16:14
+1 E

Parallelism: for failing // for failing

"their" doesn't have a clear antecedent.
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03 Dec 2011, 05:13
+1 E

"They" and "their" is ambiguous.
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06 May 2013, 01:14
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, 18:23
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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23 Sep 2017, 01:41
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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

“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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