The following appeared in a letter from a homeowner to a friend."Of the two leading real estate firms in our town—Adams Realty and Fitch Realty—Adams Realty is clearly superior. Adams has 40 real estate agents; in contrast, Fitch has 25, many of whom

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The following appeared in a letter from a homeowner to a friend.

"Of the two leading real estate firms in our town—Adams Realty and Fitch Realty—Adams Realty is clearly superior. Adams has 40 real estate agents; in contrast, Fitch has 25, many of whom work only part-time. Moreover, Adams' revenue last year was twice as high as that of Fitch and included home sales that averaged $168,000, compared to Fitch's $144,000. Homes listed with Adams sell faster as well: ten years ago I listed my home with Fitch, and it took more than four months to sell; last year, when I sold another home, I listed it with Adams, and it took only one month. Thus, if you want to sell your home quickly and at a good price, you should use Adams Realty."

Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

The author , at first, compared two real estate firms on the basis of response time, number of employees and revenue generated last year, and suggested his friend to chose Adams Realty because it is better in terms of the above mentioned factors. His argument looks quite convincing, but have numerous holes and unjustified presumptions which should have been considered while making the argument.

The first quality of Adams Realty the author mentioned is its promptness: time taken to sell a listed home, based on his experience of selling a home last year. But his comparison of experience of last year and 10 years ago looks quite absurd. Because the 10 years is a huge difference of time. Perhaps the overall market 10 years before was dull and slow paced which could not be compared with today's fast paced market. Or one could argue that the area of author's concern was not well settled 10 years ago, due to which people were not interested to buy that home. Additionally, the market trend 10 years ago was not as supportive as of today's modern technological era, in that case, the time comparison is not justifiable as the author failed to consider this assumption.

The second basis of the argument is better profit given by the Adams Realty. The author predicted better profit on the basis of the revenues generated by the two firms in comparison. The comparison seems suspicious. Perhaps the profit of the lower revenue firm was far greater than that of higher revenue. In that case, the Fitch Realty performed better than the Adams Realty, and author understood wrongly. Furthermore, the author assumed about the better price of a single home on the basis of average revenue. It might be possible that author gained better profit from the home listed to Fitch Realty. As author did not mention anything, the reader could not know anything about it.

In addition to this, author did not give the area specific details. It might have been the case that the home sold by the Fitch Realty was in the area the people did not want to live due to any reason, and the area of other one was quite helpful to live in. And that is the reason behind the longer time taken by the Fitch Realty. Perhaps if author listed that house to Adams Realty, their agents could not have sold it because of the toughness of that area.

In short the author based his argument on several unjustified suppositions which should be answered/considered and evaluated properly before acting upon his advice.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, furthermore, if, look, second, so, well, while, in addition, in short

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.6327345309 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.9520958084 62% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 11.1786427146 107% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 13.6137724551 103% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 28.8173652695 87% => OK
Preposition: 56.0 55.5748502994 101% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 16.3942115768 61% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2067.0 2260.96107784 91% => OK
No of words: 430.0 441.139720559 97% => OK
Chars per words: 4.80697674419 5.12650576532 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.55372829156 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48284362475 2.78398813304 89% => OK
Unique words: 194.0 204.123752495 95% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.451162790698 0.468620217663 96% => OK
syllable_count: 645.3 705.55239521 91% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 4.96107784431 81% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 7.0 1.67365269461 418% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 52.676525384 57.8364921388 91% => OK
Chars per sentence: 98.4285714286 119.503703932 82% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.4761904762 23.324526521 88% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.85714285714 5.70786347227 68% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 11.0 5.25449101796 209% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.20758483034 110% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 6.88822355289 102% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.67664670659 107% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.131945828988 0.218282227539 60% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0439443012239 0.0743258471296 59% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0630447915887 0.0701772020484 90% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.077632545508 0.128457276422 60% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0553884254171 0.0628817314937 88% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.5 14.3799401198 80% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 59.64 48.3550499002 123% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 12.197005988 81% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.62 12.5979740519 84% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.64 8.32208582834 92% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 98.500998004 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 12.3882235529 109% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.9071856287 84% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.

argument 1 -- OK

argument 2 -- OK

argument 3 -- duplicated to argument 1. need to argue:

Adams has 40 real estate agents; in contrast, Fitch has 25, many of whom work only part-time.
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 21 15
No. of Words: 431 350
No. of Characters: 2014 1500
No. of Different Words: 180 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.556 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.673 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.332 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 139 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 78 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 52 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 34 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20.524 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 9.51 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.476 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.325 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.532 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.104 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5