An American tutorial says

English is a perfect balance between the long versus short, the high versus low, the stressed versus the effortless ...

It seems to be a little bit illogical to say "English is a balance".

How about this one?

... there is a perfect balance in English ...

  • If I were to use your sentence, I would use "There is a perfect balance to English, between the...." honestly because it sounds more poetic and closer to the style of the rest of the sentence. Not an answer because I can't say exactly why though... Jun 3, 2020 at 1:41
  • @MichaelDorgan Thank you. I noticed one of your modification is about the use of preposition, does the discussion fit here?
    – JJJohn
    Jun 3, 2020 at 1:45
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    Your version may be more logical but the original is more striking. [Though I would prefer it with the short and the low.] Jun 3, 2020 at 2:44
  • @OldBrixtonian Thank you. The original is more striking because it is shorter, 5 words vs. 7 words?
    – JJJohn
    Jun 3, 2020 at 2:56
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    For the 'to' comment, I guess it is because my mind supplies some missing words - "There is a perfect balance to (the structure of the) English (language). Jun 3, 2020 at 18:38


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