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

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20 Dec 2018, 02:54
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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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21 Dec 2018, 05:30
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Bunuel 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

'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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23 Feb 2019, 06:56
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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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23 Feb 2019, 07:32
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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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