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A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board

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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: A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board  [#permalink]

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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


'The city's election board' is a collective noun and hence singular. All the options except E use a plural pronoun to refer 'the board' and thus are incorrect.
E is correct, concise and parallel.
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Re: A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board  [#permalink]

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Usage of "second" is correct in answer choice E?
I thought it should be secondly that's why I have discarded this choice.
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Re: A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board  [#permalink]

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emma4490 wrote:
Usage of "second" is correct in answer choice E?
I thought it should be secondly that's why I have discarded this choice.



My two cents

In non underlined sentence , it used " first of all"

so second is correctly used here

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Re: A recent New York Times editorial criticized the city’s election board   [#permalink] 23 Feb 2019, 07:32
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