The following appeared in a letter sent by a committee of homeowners from the Deerhaven Acres to all homeowners in Deerhaven Acres."Seven years ago, homeowners in nearby Brookville community adopted a set of restrictions on how the community's y

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The following appeared in a letter sent by a committee of homeowners from the Deerhaven Acres to all homeowners in Deerhaven Acres.

"Seven years ago, homeowners in nearby Brookville community adopted a set of restrictions on how the community's yards should be landscaped and what colors the exteriors of homes should be painted. Since then, average property values have tripled in Brookville. In order to raise property values in Deerhaven Acres, we should adopt our own set of restrictions on landscaping and house painting."

The author believes that adopting own set of restrictions in Deerhaven promises raise the property values. Since similar strategy adopted by homeowners of Brookville had tripled the average property values the author hopes Deerhaven follows the same trent. However, the argument is fraught with vague, oversimplied and unwarranted assumptions.

First and foremost, the causality of the raise in the property values is not clear.Author without considering the underlying reasons assumes that since Brookville adopted certain restrictions the property values is increased. For instance, construction of cinema theatre or mall might have increased the value of property as people would prefer to be located near malls so that commuting is easy. Further, Brookville community might have promoted advertising. Acknowledging the cause for the claim and working based on it will likely to bring fruitful outcome. Else this short-sighted approach will lead to losses.

Secondly, author compare the situations and circumstances seven years ago to present day. The statement is tantamount to the assumption that everything that happened sever years ago will repeat now. This is highly presumptuous and misleading because seven years ago the economic condition of the country might be better compared to now. Further, interests and inclination of people towards the community houses should be considered as seven years render many changes. Apartments and individual houses might be the trend of present day. A survey that community houses are most preferred adds strength to the argument.

Thirdly, the argument it is questionable because of the claim Brookville community and Deerhaven are comparable and lying in similar situations. Brookville might be a urban area while Deerhaven is a rural area. Comparing both is simply ludicrous as obviously the property values in the city shall be greater compared to rural areas and people will not prefer the rural areas for their own reasons.

In conclusion, the argument is considerably weak as it depends on oversimplified assumptions about the cause, repetition of terms and overlooks the present trend. To better evaluate the argument we would need a clear survey regarding the location, reasons, preferences and present situations that lead to increase in value of property.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 108, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “Since” 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.
...ven promises raise the property values. Since similar strategy adopted by homeowners ...
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Line 3, column 84, Rule ID: SENTENCE_WHITESPACE
Message: Add a space between sentences
Suggestion: Author
...ise in the property values is not clear.Author without considering the underlying reas...
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Line 7, column 166, Rule ID: EN_A_VS_AN
Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
Suggestion: an
...similar situations. Brookville might be a urban area while Deerhaven is a rural a...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, however, if, look, regarding, second, secondly, so, third, thirdly, while, as for, for instance, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.6327345309 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.9520958084 108% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 11.1786427146 116% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 14.0 28.8173652695 49% => OK
Preposition: 38.0 55.5748502994 68% => OK
Nominalization: 13.0 16.3942115768 79% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1972.0 2260.96107784 87% => OK
No of words: 353.0 441.139720559 80% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.58640226629 5.12650576532 109% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.33454660006 4.56307096286 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94691916963 2.78398813304 106% => OK
Unique words: 186.0 204.123752495 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.526912181303 0.468620217663 112% => OK
syllable_count: 599.4 705.55239521 85% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 4.96107784431 20% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.76447105788 80% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 19.7664670659 96% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 47.1797411803 57.8364921388 82% => OK
Chars per sentence: 103.789473684 119.503703932 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.5789473684 23.324526521 80% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.15789473684 5.70786347227 108% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.20758483034 110% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 6.88822355289 73% => 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: 0.178048982597 0.218282227539 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0570100204116 0.0743258471296 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0585802745499 0.0701772020484 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0934828200326 0.128457276422 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0678976880678 0.0628817314937 108% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.2 14.3799401198 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 44.75 48.3550499002 93% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.197005988 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.14 12.5979740519 120% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.18 8.32208582834 110% => OK
difficult_words: 104.0 98.500998004 106% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 4.5 out of 6
Category: Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 19 15
No. of Words: 354 350
No. of Characters: 1925 1500
No. of Different Words: 182 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.338 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.438 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.872 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 152 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 123 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 89 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 59 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 18.632 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.624 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.421 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.293 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.535 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.08 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5