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The Johnson family is to be pitied for, first of all, becoming ineligible for welfare, and secondarily, for their failure to find a well-priced apartment.

(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, failing to

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New post 25 Mar 2017, 22:51
The Johnson family is to be pitied for, first of all, becoming ineligible for welfare,
and secondarily, for their failure to find a well-priced apartment.


Simple comparison will do the job.

for 'becoming' compares to 'failing'

(A) secondarily, for their failure to
for 'becoming' can't be compared with for 'their failure'
WRONG.
(B) secondly, for their failure to
similar reason as A. Wrong.
(C) secondly, that they failed and did not
similar reason as A. Wrong.
(D) second, that they failed to
similar reason as A. Wrong.
(E) second, failing to
CORRECT.
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New post 26 Sep 2018, 05:58
nitred wrote:
The Johnson family is to be pitied for, first of all, becoming ineligible for welfare, and secondarily, for their failure to find a well-priced apartment.

(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, failing to


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This is a very simple question of parallel structure. If you say first of all, then you should say, second of all. If the phrase is not complete, then the appropriate structure must be inserted anyway to imply the completed phrase. Choices D and E are the only choices that have the correct parallel structure of first and second. Choices A, B, C and D make the same grammatical mistake. The ‘they’ and ‘their’ refer to ‘family’, which is singular. A and B also unnecessarily repeat ‘for’. C changes the meaning. Choice E is the correct answer.
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