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# It takes a deft balance between savings discipline,

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19 Sep 2010, 20:58
I agree with D as well. It works with the parallelism and frankly I know this doesn't matter but it just sounds better to the ear.
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21 Sep 2010, 04:56
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E sounds really awkward... D for me...
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19 Sep 2011, 20:23
I picked E but I see why D is better. Thanks for the explanations.
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20 Sep 2011, 05:38
magnetictempest wrote:
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)

I agree with magnetictempest. Of course I couldn't correctly choose D and chose E but this makes sense. When we say we need A among B, C and D to do something, we mean we need all the four of them together to do that thing. So the meaning is distorted since in the original statement, only B,C and D are considered necessary.
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20 Sep 2011, 18:56
tough one..chose E..but thanks for the explanation...D is the answer
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18 Oct 2011, 06:23
IMO D,
E says that "A deft balance is what one needs among discipline knowledge etc" but that is not true.
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23 Oct 2011, 11:41
noboru wrote:
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

"between" is wrong, it could be user only with 2 varieties. so A & B are out
in C no meanings.

D is ok

E is too wordy and akward

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29 Oct 2011, 07:08
noboru wrote:
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

D wins. A and B are out because of using "between". C changes the meaning. E is wordy.
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19 Sep 2012, 06:21
I find there are normally more than one way of eliminating answers in GMAT SC so I'd be interested if anyone picked up on any others....
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19 Sep 2012, 06:24
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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.

I think in the DEFTLY BALANCED scenario, that phrase is an adjective. What is deftly balanced? Nothing, therefore incorrect..... I think.
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19 Sep 2012, 06:55
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
--> between is used to refer to 2 things, not more than that.
(B) Deft balancing is needed between
--> awkward wording
(C) Deftly balanced, it takes
--> whatever comes after the comma describes what is before it. In this case, deftly balanced refers to "it" which does not make sense. Plus the overall meaning of the sentence has changed.
(D) It takes a deft balance of
--> Corrent
(E) A deft balance is what one needs among
--> This is wordy, "one" is not needed in the sentence.
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03 Sep 2014, 10:18
i go for D. too sure.
reason is A and B are out because of the presence of between. between are used for two lists.

C and E just did not appear logical.
hence Choice D.
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