The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of a food distribution company with food storage warehouses in several cities Recently we signed a contract with the Fly Away Pest Control Company to provide pest control services at our warehouse i

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The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of a food distribution company with food storage warehouses in several cities.

"Recently, we signed a contract with the Fly-Away Pest Control Company to provide pest control services at our warehouse in Palm City, but last month we discovered that over $20,000 worth of food there had been destroyed by pest damage. Meanwhile, the Buzzoff Pest Control Company, which we have used for many years in Palm City, continued to service our warehouse in Wintervale, and last month only $10,000 worth of the food stored there had been destroyed by pest damage. Even though the price charged by Fly-Away is considerably lower, our best means of saving money is to return to Buzzoff for all our pest control services."

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 vice president of the food distribution company very confidently states in the memo that switching back to Buzzoff pest control services from the current contract with FLy Away Pest Control would be the best means to save money and food damage. This reasoning is based on the fact that since the hiring of Fly Away Pest Control Company, the amount of food damage has been double that of the previous. However, we need more evidence to determine the cause of damage before we reach any conclusion.

The vice president, in making the decision of returning to Buzzoff services makes a hasty assumption - the sole reason for the pest damage is the incompetency of the Fly Away Pest Control services. However, we cannot be too sure. What if there was pest outbreak in the entire city which could have caused significant level of damage all over the city resulting in the higher numbers at the warehouse that month? We do not know how well the Buzzoff services would be able ot handle the outbreak. Further, what if the Fly Away Pest Control services, are the among the best in the city and actually held the record of the least damage caused to any warehouse during that period? Thus, considering the above questions and statements were true, it would be foolhardy to blame the pest control company and the conclusion reached could cost the vice president even more.

Another assumption made is that the food stored in the Palm City warehouse is of optimal quality. There could veyr well be a possibility that the food stocked in at the warehouse in Palm City last month was of cheaper and poorer quality than those loaded in Wintervale. If this were to be true, the vice president's decision based on just a month's observation without considering other factors would prove the argument moot.

Last but not the least, the vice president assumes that the buzzoff Pest control services at Wintervale were very efficient in their job and produced little damage. Probably, the 10,000$ worth damage mentioned in the memo was too large a number for Wintervale. Maybe this would have been first of such incidences in Wintervale where owing to the climatic conditions, damage due to pests is a rare event. If this scenario were to be valid, the purpose of the argument made would fail to hold water.

Hence, in order to make a well informed decision, the vice president must clearly take into consideration the above factors discussed on the cause of the food damage and then proceed to deliberate on reverting back to Buzzoff services.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 475, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR[8]
Message: The proper name in singular (ot) must be used with a third-person verb: 'handles'.
Suggestion: handles
...l the Buzzoff services would be able ot handle the outbreak. Further, what if the Fly ...
^^^^^^
Line 5, column 341, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'months'' or 'month's'?
Suggestion: months'; month's
...ice presidents decision based on just a months observation without considering other f...
^^^^^^
Line 7, column 183, Rule ID: CURRENCY[1]
Message: The currency mark is usually put at the beginning of the number: '$000'.
Suggestion: $000
...roduced little damage. Probably, the 10,000$ worth damage mentioned in the memo was ...
^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, hence, however, if, may, so, then, thus, well, as to

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.6327345309 112% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.9520958084 93% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 13.6137724551 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 19.0 28.8173652695 66% => OK
Preposition: 61.0 55.5748502994 110% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2111.0 2260.96107784 93% => OK
No of words: 435.0 441.139720559 99% => OK
Chars per words: 4.85287356322 5.12650576532 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.56690854021 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48165879529 2.78398813304 89% => OK
Unique words: 208.0 204.123752495 102% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.47816091954 0.468620217663 102% => OK
syllable_count: 667.8 705.55239521 95% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 4.96107784431 101% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 25.0 22.8473053892 109% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.2463685871 57.8364921388 97% => OK
Chars per sentence: 124.176470588 119.503703932 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.5882352941 23.324526521 110% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.35294117647 5.70786347227 76% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 6.88822355289 160% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.67664670659 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.373288788771 0.218282227539 171% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.11555491926 0.0743258471296 155% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.105336833822 0.0701772020484 150% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.201497500851 0.128457276422 157% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.127230152525 0.0628817314937 202% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.2 14.3799401198 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 54.56 48.3550499002 113% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.197005988 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.15 12.5979740519 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.07 8.32208582834 97% => OK
difficult_words: 88.0 98.500998004 89% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.0 12.3882235529 105% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.0 11.1389221557 108% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => 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.

Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 475, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR[8]
Message: The proper name in singular (ot) must be used with a third-person verb: 'handles'.
Suggestion: handles
...l the Buzzoff services would be able ot handle the outbreak. Further, what if the Fly ...
^^^^^^
Line 5, column 341, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'months'' or 'month's'?
Suggestion: months'; month's
...ice presidents decision based on just a months observation without considering other f...
^^^^^^
Line 7, column 183, Rule ID: CURRENCY[1]
Message: The currency mark is usually put at the beginning of the number: '$000'.
Suggestion: $000
...roduced little damage. Probably, the 10,000$ worth damage mentioned in the memo was ...
^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, hence, however, if, may, so, then, thus, well, as to

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.6327345309 112% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.9520958084 93% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 13.6137724551 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 19.0 28.8173652695 66% => OK
Preposition: 61.0 55.5748502994 110% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2111.0 2260.96107784 93% => OK
No of words: 435.0 441.139720559 99% => OK
Chars per words: 4.85287356322 5.12650576532 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.56690854021 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48165879529 2.78398813304 89% => OK
Unique words: 208.0 204.123752495 102% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.47816091954 0.468620217663 102% => OK
syllable_count: 667.8 705.55239521 95% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 4.96107784431 101% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 25.0 22.8473053892 109% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.2463685871 57.8364921388 97% => OK
Chars per sentence: 124.176470588 119.503703932 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.5882352941 23.324526521 110% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.35294117647 5.70786347227 76% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 6.88822355289 160% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.67664670659 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.373288788771 0.218282227539 171% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.11555491926 0.0743258471296 155% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.105336833822 0.0701772020484 150% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.201497500851 0.128457276422 157% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.127230152525 0.0628817314937 202% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.2 14.3799401198 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 54.56 48.3550499002 113% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.197005988 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.15 12.5979740519 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.07 8.32208582834 97% => OK
difficult_words: 88.0 98.500998004 89% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.0 12.3882235529 105% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.0 11.1389221557 108% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => 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.