The public accused Wallstreet of engaging in deceptive business practices by failing to honor its promise to its clients to keep trades private.


A. by failing to honor its promise to its clients to keep

B. by its failure of honoring its promise to its clients to keep

C. in its failing to honor its promise to its clients of keeping

D. because of its failure in honoring its promise to its clients in keeping

E. because of its failure to honor its promise to its clients of keeping

Right Answer: A

Error Identification:

IdentifierError
Underlined “Keeping”Tenses
Variation in the Options between the words “keep” and “keeping”Tenses

Explanation:

Since we have identified the sentence to have an error that is based on Tenses, we will try and eliminate those options first. Following the 2-1-2 split dilemma, options with the incorrect tenses can be eliminated. 

A – This is the right answer and there is no grammatical error here. 

B – Eliminated due to the incorrect usage of the term “failure of honouring”

C – Eliminated due to the incorrect usage of the term “keeping”

D – Eliminated due to wrong sentence meaning. It conveys that the hospital was engaged in deceptive practice because they failed to keep promise.

E – Eliminated due to wrong sentence meaning. It conveys that the hospital was engaged in deceptive practice because they failed to keep promise.

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