"Several recent surveys indicate that home owners are increasingly eager to conserve energy. At the same time, manufacturers are now marketing many home appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, that are almost twice as energy efficient

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"Several recent surveys indicate that home owners are increasingly eager to conserve energy. At the same time, manufacturers are now marketing many home appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, that are almost twice as energy efficient as those sold a decade ago. Also, new technologies for better home insulation and passive solar heating are readily available to reduce the energy needed for home heating. Therefore, the total demand for electricity in our area will not increase — and may decline slightly. Since our three electric generating plants in operation for the past twenty years have always met our needs, construction of new generating plants will not be necessary."

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 following argument is flawed for numerous reasons. Primarily, it is based on the unwarranted assumption that, the three electric generating plants in operation for the past twenty years have always met the required needs and that the construction of new generating plants will not be necessary, rendering its main conclusion that, the total demand for electricity in our area will not increase — and may decline slightly, invalid.

The argument fails to provide any justification how the electric generating plants that always met the necessary needs for past twenty years, will still continue to do the same, in present and future as well. Alongwith this, the author states without nay evidence that there is no need for concstruction of new generating plants. Had the argument provided information regarding, the condition and maintainance of the three generating plants. Even then, the argument further needs to prove that, the generating plants that were sufficient for the electricty needs, twenty years back, are still not lacking the needs of the present and the future. The author needs to consider many other factors like, the population change of that specific area, that will affect the required electric needs.

Also, the argument leaves many unaswered questions. It mentions several recent surveys indicating that home owners are increasingly eager to conserve energy. It doesn't provide any information regarding what percentage of the homes were surveyed. Also, it doesn't mention when and where the surveys were conducted. The argument is still lacking beacuse it doesn't contain any information anything regarding what were the questions included in the survey and how many were directly related to conserving teh energy. This leaves a lot of space for doubt.

In general, the author fails to make a convincing argument because of lack of statistical data and facts. Also, the argument is based on many unwarranted assumptions. The argument could have strengthened if the author provided information regarding facts like, population of the area twenty years ago verus today, the homes percentage of included in survey, how the manufactures marketing home appliances are energy efficient. Then, the argument ends with an optimistic conclusion based on wishy-washy observations, that are likely to be incorrect.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 162, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: doesn't
...creasingly eager to conserve energy. It doesnt provide any information regarding what ...
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Suggestion: doesn't
...ge of the homes were surveyed. Also, it doesnt mention when and where the surveys were...
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Suggestion: doesn't
...he argument is still lacking beacuse it doesnt contain any information anything regard...
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Line 15, column 319, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'homes'' or 'home's'?
Suggestion: homes'; home's
... area twenty years ago verus today, the homes percentage of included in survey, how t...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, if, may, regarding, so, still, then, well, in conclusion, in general

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.6327345309 81% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 20.0 28.8173652695 69% => OK
Preposition: 38.0 55.5748502994 68% => OK
Nominalization: 25.0 16.3942115768 152% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1985.0 2260.96107784 88% => OK
No of words: 363.0 441.139720559 82% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.46831955923 5.12650576532 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.3649236973 4.56307096286 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.80782074863 2.78398813304 101% => OK
Unique words: 180.0 204.123752495 88% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.495867768595 0.468620217663 106% => OK
syllable_count: 611.1 705.55239521 87% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 4.96107784431 141% => OK
Article: 17.0 8.76447105788 194% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 2.70958083832 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
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: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 22.8473053892 92% => OK
Sentence length SD: 86.9718564033 57.8364921388 150% => OK
Chars per sentence: 116.764705882 119.503703932 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.3529411765 23.324526521 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.35294117647 5.70786347227 76% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 12.0 6.88822355289 174% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.67664670659 43% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.131081099578 0.218282227539 60% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0547957051334 0.0743258471296 74% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.109981742107 0.0701772020484 157% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0837265600185 0.128457276422 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0785300181523 0.0628817314937 125% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.0 14.3799401198 104% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 41.7 48.3550499002 86% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.7 12.197005988 104% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.45 12.5979740519 115% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.64 8.32208582834 104% => OK
difficult_words: 91.0 98.500998004 92% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 20.0 12.3882235529 161% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.1389221557 93% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 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.

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: 17 15
No. of Words: 365 350
No. of Characters: 1920 1500
No. of Different Words: 171 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.371 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.26 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.775 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 142 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 109 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 88 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 57 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 21.471 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 13.716 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.706 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.34 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.529 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.085 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5