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 parttime.
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 homeowner is suggesting his friend in a letter that Adams Realty, a real estate firm, is better than another firm to sell a home. The owner came to this conclusion based on his experience that another firm, Fitch realty, did not sell his home as quickly as possible and also that this firm's revenue is low as compared to Adam's. However, before this recommendation can be properly evaluated there are some unstated assumptions.
Firstly, it is possible that at present the revenue of Fitch Realty can be similar to Adam's or even more than
it. The writer of the letter discussed last year's revenue of both the firms. Perhaps it is possible the revenue of that Fitch Realty can drastically be increased and take over another firm. Furthermore, there is a possibility that Fitch realty firm sells the smaller home than Adam's because of that the average sales of the firm is less than the another. As a result, Adam's firm has high averaged sales than the Fitch.
Secondly, the writer prematurely assumes that the rate at which the Fitch sells the home 10 years back is the same today. One can't predict the things based on the fact which occurred many years before as things get quickly in today's world and 10 years is a lot of time. It is possible that back then Fitch was a start-up, was new in the market and had to face more difficult situations in real estate due to which it takes time to sell the home than any other firm. However now, Fitch has made it's name in the market and can sell the home much quicker than earlier.
Finally, Fitch realty may be a small-scale firm and so, it has 25 agents. The agents may work part-time but there is potential that their productivity is subsequently much high. Moreover, their productivity can also be similar to that of 35-40 agents who worked fulltime. Needlessly, their high productivity because of the small scale firm the company's sale is restricted to small scale sales.
In conclusion, the argument, as it stands now, is considerably flawed due to reliance on unwarranted assumptions. If writer is able to state these above assumptions and offer more evidence(perhaps in more systematic way) then it is possible to fully evaluate the viability of the proposed recommendation to sell the home with the help of Adams Realty Firm.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...erience that another firm, Fitch realty, did not sell his home as quickly as poss...
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...be similar to Adams or even more than it. The writer of the letter discussed las...
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Suggestion: years'; year's
...The writer of the letter discussed last years revenue of both the firms. Perhaps it i...
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Message: Did you mean 'can't' or 'cannot'?
Suggestion: can't; cannot
...me 10 years back is the same today. One cant predict the things based on the fact wh...
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Message: Did you mean 'than'?
... evidenceperhaps in more systematic way then it is possible to fully evaluate the vi...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, firstly, furthermore, however, if, may, moreover, second, secondly, so, then, in conclusion, as a result
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 24.0 19.6327345309 122% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 11.1786427146 81% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 30.0 28.8173652695 104% => OK
Preposition: 42.0 55.5748502994 76% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 16.3942115768 30% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1905.0 2260.96107784 84% => OK
No of words: 400.0 441.139720559 91% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.7625 5.12650576532 93% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.472135955 4.56307096286 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.61148305566 2.78398813304 94% => OK
Unique words: 185.0 204.123752495 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.4625 0.468620217663 99% => OK
syllable_count: 593.1 705.55239521 84% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.76447105788 80% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => 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: 18.0 19.7664670659 91% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 22.8473053892 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 46.0871423649 57.8364921388 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 105.833333333 119.503703932 89% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.2222222222 23.324526521 95% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.27777777778 5.70786347227 128% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 6.88822355289 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 11.0 4.67664670659 235% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.234242464927 0.218282227539 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0829015663558 0.0743258471296 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0732442061024 0.0701772020484 104% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.126920884212 0.128457276422 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0465016209656 0.0628817314937 74% => OK
automated_readability_index: 12.1 14.3799401198 84% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 57.61 48.3550499002 119% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.197005988 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.62 12.5979740519 84% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.77 8.32208582834 93% => OK
difficult_words: 77.0 98.500998004 78% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 12.3882235529 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.1389221557 97% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => 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: 18 15
No. of Words: 400 350
No. of Characters: 1850 1500
No. of Different Words: 178 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.472 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.625 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.554 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 115 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 79 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: 22.222 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 11.326 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.667 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.392 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.659 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.241 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 6 5