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 real state business are very customer driven and require a lot of investment. The author here tires to compare two companies based on many attributes that changes over time. To simplify further these business are done based on the number of factors that changes over a period of time. Talking about the firms the authors mentions about the firms in which are operating in his town. Adams and Fitch business would definitely be running at many different places but the comparison has narrow down to the author own city. A firms employee hiring policy dosen't guarantee any rock solid foundation for the firm valuation. The other aspect for Fitch to hire part-time employees might be based on the client conversion in per agent per hour would be high for Fitch than Adams.
The revenue sales depicts the data that Adams revenue being better than Fitch which conveys that Adams market conversion rate was better that year compared to Fitch. This clearly puts Adams on better performer of the year. Though double amount revenue claim made by author is not supported in the information given. This points bring in the topic to evaluate the source of income of both the firms to establish certain point regarding business expertise. The revenue details of the companies will help us decide better performer of the year in real state sector. The area in which in these agents operate and the type of homes they deal with put a considerable amount of differences in revenue. Newly developed area has better opportunities on the other hand commercial plots and places pays better money.
Th author has compared two scenarios that are way apart in comparison. The time are way different when we talk about developing countries. Increase in population and demand has contributed in surge hike in real state prices. First house location if differs from the second one then time comparison cannot be said legitimate. The countries growth rate and people financial conditions are major factor in controlling real state sector boom. Prices at which properties are sold dosen't much depend on the agent but on market rate of the area. With no basic information such comparisons are prone to mislead.
So generalizing that Adams provide better deal in short period of time based on the information given dosen't seem to produce any conclusive result unless until more information regarding the same in provided.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 274, Rule ID: PERIOD_OF_TIME
Message: Use simply 'period'.
...e number of factors that changes over a period of time. Talking about the firms the authors me...
Line 1, column 443, Rule ID: NUMEROUS_DIFFERENT
Message: Use simply 'many'.
...business would definitely be running at many different places but the comparison has narrow do...
Line 1, column 526, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'firms'' or 'firm's'?
Suggestion: firms'; firm's
...s narrow down to the author own city. A firms employee hiring policy dosent guarantee...
Line 3, column 224, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT
Message: “Though” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
... Adams on better performer of the year. Though double amount revenue claim made by aut...
Line 5, column 330, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'countries'' or 'country's'?
Suggestion: countries'; country's
...mparison cannot be said legitimate. The countries growth rate and people financial condit...
Line 7, column 57, Rule ID: PERIOD_OF_TIME
Message: Use simply 'period'.
...that Adams provide better deal in short period of time based on the information given dosent s...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, if, regarding, second, so, then, in short, talking about, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 19.6327345309 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 12.9520958084 39% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 13.6137724551 88% => OK
Pronoun: 15.0 28.8173652695 52% => OK
Preposition: 60.0 55.5748502994 108% => OK
Nominalization: 9.0 16.3942115768 55% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2009.0 2260.96107784 89% => OK
No of words: 400.0 441.139720559 91% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.0225 5.12650576532 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.472135955 4.56307096286 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48941634726 2.78398813304 89% => OK
Unique words: 221.0 204.123752495 108% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.5525 0.468620217663 118% => OK
syllable_count: 634.5 705.55239521 90% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 4.96107784431 40% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 19.7664670659 111% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 35.2303224486 57.8364921388 61% => OK
Chars per sentence: 91.3181818182 119.503703932 76% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.1818181818 23.324526521 78% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.95454545455 5.70786347227 69% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 6.0 5.25449101796 114% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 8.20758483034 134% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 6.88822355289 29% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.67664670659 192% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.145583883238 0.218282227539 67% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.040083427458 0.0743258471296 54% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0420381370718 0.0701772020484 60% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0807589252292 0.128457276422 63% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.035775546763 0.0628817314937 57% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.3 14.3799401198 79% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.3550499002 110% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.54 12.5979740519 92% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.16 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 92.0 98.500998004 93% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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.
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: 22 15
No. of Words: 403 350
No. of Characters: 1971 1500
No. of Different Words: 216 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.48 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.891 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.46 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 132 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 86 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 62 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 48 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 18.318 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.026 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.318 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.275 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.449 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.073 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5