It takes a deft balance between savings discipline, : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 Jan 2017, 18:31

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# It takes a deft balance between savings discipline,

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

SVP
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1628
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 1061 [4] , given: 2

It takes a deft balance between savings discipline, [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2009, 02:51
4
KUDOS
8
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

57% (01:31) correct 43% (00:36) wrong based on 946 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

It takes a deft balance between savings discipline, investment knowledge, risk taking, luck, and time to raise a million dollars through investments.

(A) It takes a deft balance between
(B) Deft balancing is needed between
(C) Deftly balanced, it takes
(D) It takes a deft balance of
(E) A deft balance is what one needs among
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 24 Apr 2009
Posts: 93
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2009, 03:04
IMO d coz it clearly tells that the balance has to be made among all the actions to raise money..
Manager
Joined: 01 Jul 2009
Posts: 235
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 39

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2009, 09:34
Well, first 3 options are not correct, since they contain "between", which can be used only in the case of two things. When it comes choosing from D and E, I prefer D since it is briefer and more compact. So, I say D.
_________________

Consider giving Kudos if you like the post.

Manager
Joined: 14 Dec 2008
Posts: 169
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [1] , given: 39

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2009, 12:11
1
KUDOS
between D and E, D is brief, so IMO -D, but not sure of 'balance of' is correct?
Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Jul 2009
Posts: 330
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2009, 12:54
Why not E?
Don't you think among is needed as there is more than one options here
Intern
Joined: 29 Jun 2008
Posts: 15
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

27 Sep 2009, 13:48
Hello Guys,

Why not E? Dont we need "AMONG" as there are more than 2 things to select ?

Regards,
Puneet
Senior Manager
Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 471
Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 24

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 04:38
The only reason I chose D is coz E is too long...but I think among fits better than of
_________________

Kidchaos

http://www.laptopskinvault.com

Follow The Laptop Skin Vault on:

Consider Kudos if you think the Post is good
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to change. It's not. - Dr. Seuss

Intern
Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 41
Location: Toronto
Schools: Berkeley Haas, UCLA Anderson, NYU Stern
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 3

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 08:39
1
KUDOS
Noticed two things:
- Verb tense of 'balance' is correct (Balancing? Balanced?)
- Balance 'between' is wrong (between implies two options)

Brings to D & E.
E: "Is what one needs" - is wordy. (And "It takes..." isn't wrong)
Manager
Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 98
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 08:50
The original sentence says that we need to balance among the following things to raise a million dollars through investments: saving discipline, investment knowledge, etc.

E distorts the original meaning of the sentence. It is effectively saying we need the following things to raise a million dollars through investments: a deft balance, saving discipline, invest....

Intern
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 10:08
Please explain the role of 'It' in D)............Whether it is used as pronoun or not...........if it is then what it is referring to??
Moderator
Status: battlecruiser, operational...
Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 983
Schools: Carey '16
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 159 [0], given: 71

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 10:35
It's D. Between is automatically out. And all the rest are too wordy.
_________________
Manager
Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 122
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Schools: USC (Marshall) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
GPA: 3.26
WE: Brand Management (Consumer Products)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 41 [1] , given: 5

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 12:11
1
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED

I think "balance of" is fine, but I see how between/among could be used. Anybody care to discuss?

"It takes a balance of hard work and discipline to do well on the GMAT."
"It takes a balance between hard work and discipline to do well on the GMAT."
_________________
Manager
Joined: 16 Feb 2010
Posts: 225
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 289 [0], given: 16

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 15:08
abarasia wrote:
Please explain the role of 'It' in D)............Whether it is used as pronoun or not...........if it is then what it is referring to??

please someone correct me, but my understanding is that "it" is known as the EXPLETIVE it

please google it or go through a grammar book.....if you find any good resources explaining it for GMAT errors please let me know....

I have been looking for some time....
Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 481
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 84 [0], given: 10

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 16:43
Correct me if my reasoning is wrong:

use between and among if you have to choose between 2 things or 2 or more things respectively.

In this sentence we are not choosing what factors help to raise millions of dollars.

We are listing the different factors that help us. So A,B,E are out.

C is incorrect.

So only option left is D. Plus its concise and clear.
_________________

GGG (Gym / GMAT / Girl) -- Be Serious

Its your duty to post OA afterwards; some one must be waiting for that...

Intern
Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 48
Location: Mumbai
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 20:42
onedayill wrote:
Correct me if my reasoning is wrong:

use between and among if you have to choose between 2 things or 2 or more things respectively.

In this sentence we are not choosing what factors help to raise millions of dollars.

We are listing the different factors that help us. So A,B,E are out.

C is incorrect.

So only option left is D. Plus its concise and clear.

Can you explain why C is incorrect? I have chosen C between C and D.
_________________

Consider kudos for good explanations.

Intern
Joined: 17 Aug 2010
Posts: 18
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 4

### Show Tags

15 Sep 2010, 21:15
Dear Friends
A and B are out because they use between.
C is out because it has no clear referent.
Between D and E I chose E.
Apart from concission and wordy why is E wrong.Any other reason.

regards
_________________

Kingfisher
The king of good times and a companion in bad ones......

Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 276
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 181 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

17 Sep 2010, 02:55
I went with E because of 'among'
_________________

Trying hard to achieve something unachievable now....

Manhattan GMAT Instructor
Affiliations: ManhattanGMAT
Joined: 21 Jan 2010
Posts: 354
Location: San Francisco
Followers: 497

Kudos [?]: 1317 [10] , given: 11

### Show Tags

18 Sep 2010, 12:03
10
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Hey Guys,

Ick. I really don't like how many times I'm seeing the word "wordy" on this page. Wordiness is ALMOST NEVER a reason to cross anything off on the GMAT. It's an excuse to be lazy with your understanding of either grammar or meaning in the sentence.

It takes a deft balance between savings discipline, investment knowledge, risk taking, luck, and time to raise a million dollars through investments.

(A) It takes a deft balance between
PROBLEM: Can't use "between," because more than 2 things are being balanced.

(B) Deft balancing is needed between
PROBLEM: Same as above.

(C) Deftly balanced, it takes
PROBLEM: This sentence begins with an adverbial modifier "deft balanced," which means it needs to modify a verb. The only verb it can modify is "takes." But that doesn't make any sense. It's not the taking that's balanced, but the various nouns that NEED to be balanced.

(D) It takes a deft balance of

(E) A deft balance is what one needs among
PROBLEM: The "among" is unclear here. It sounds like the "one" is hanging out PHYSICALLY "among" these various things. As if, when hanging out with savings discipline, investment stuff, etc., one needs to have a deft balance of...something else. That isn't mentioned. It doesn't make any sense.

Hope that helps!

-t

P.S. I'm taking a break from the forums, so please don't PM me with anything else for right now. Thanks!
_________________

Tommy Wallach | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | San Francisco

Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 498
WE 1: 4 years Tech
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 149

### Show Tags

18 Sep 2010, 12:43
TommyWallach wrote:
Hey Guys,

Ick. I really don't like how many times I'm seeing the word "wordy" on this page. Wordiness is ALMOST NEVER a reason to cross anything off on the GMAT. It's an excuse to be lazy with your understanding of either grammar or meaning in the sentence.

It takes a deft balance between savings discipline, investment knowledge, risk taking, luck, and time to raise a million dollars through investments.

(A) It takes a deft balance between
PROBLEM: Can't use "between," because more than 2 things are being balanced.

(B) Deft balancing is needed between
PROBLEM: Same as above.

(C) Deftly balanced, it takes
PROBLEM: This sentence begins with an adverbial modifier "deft balanced," which means it needs to modify a verb. The only verb it can modify is "takes." But that doesn't make any sense. It's not the taking that's balanced, but the various nouns that NEED to be balanced.

(D) It takes a deft balance of

(E) A deft balance is what one needs among
PROBLEM: The "among" is unclear here. It sounds like the "one" is hanging out PHYSICALLY "among" these various things. As if, when hanging out with savings discipline, investment stuff, etc., one needs to have a deft balance of...something else. That isn't mentioned. It doesn't make any sense.

Hope that helps!

-t

P.S. I'm taking a break from the forums, so please don't PM me with anything else for right now. Thanks!

Thanks tommy for the help.
_________________

My Post Invites Discussions not answers
Try to give back something to the Forum.I want your explanations, right now !

Manager
Status: Keep fighting!
Joined: 31 Jul 2010
Posts: 235
WE 1: 2+ years - Programming
WE 2: 3+ years - Product developement,
WE 3: 2+ years - Program management
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 440 [0], given: 104

### Show Tags

19 Sep 2010, 19:44
TommyWallach wrote:
Hey Guys,

(C) Deftly balanced, it takes
PROBLEM: This sentence begins with an adverbial modifier "deft balanced," which means it needs to modify a verb. The only verb it can modify is "takes." But that doesn't make any sense. It's not the taking that's balanced, but the various nouns that NEED to be balanced.

-t

P.S. I'm taking a break from the forums, so please don't PM me with anything else for right now. Thanks!

Well, then for after your break.
You said:
This sentence begins with an adverbial modifier "deft balanced," - It actually starts with DEFTLY Balanced (and I think you mistyped it) but isn't that a adjectival modifier? E.g "That is a deftly balanced shot to get to his century".
I might be confused but please explain.
Re: Deft balancing   [#permalink] 19 Sep 2010, 19:44

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 35 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
To lack self-discipline is to lack any true commitment to 1 06 Oct 2010, 05:11
31 In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation 28 22 May 2009, 17:52
In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation 6 09 Nov 2008, 21:43
In archaeology, there must be a balance between explanation 2 05 Aug 2008, 07:52
It takes a deft balance between savings discipline, 2 25 Jul 2007, 12:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by