SuperCorp recently moved its headquarters to Corporateville. The recent surge in the number of homeowners in Corporateville proves that Corporateville is a superior place to live than Middlesburg, the home of SuperCorp's original headquarters. Moreov

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SuperCorp recently moved its headquarters to Corporateville. The recent surge in the number of homeowners in Corporateville proves that Corporateville is a superior place to live than Middlesburg, the home of SuperCorp's original headquarters. Moreover, Middlesburg is a predominately urban area and according to an employee survey, SuperCorp has determined that its workers prefer to live in an area that is not urban. Finally, Corporateville has lower taxes than Middlesburg, making it not only a safer place to work but also a cheaper one. Therefore, Supercorp clearly made the best decision.
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 the assumptions and what the implications are if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

The author of the argument suggests that Supercorp has made the best decision to move from Middlesburg to Corporateville as the latter place is clearly superior. He further backs his claim by mentioning an employees' survey which says that employees prefer to live in rural areas which Corporateville provide. Plus, it also has low taxes compared to Middlesburg. The argument at first sounds very cognizent, however, further scrutiny reveals that the argument is based on some unwarranted assuptions.

Firstly, the author assumes that recent surge of homeowners in Corporateville clearly makes it a better place to live is completed unwarranted. He doesn't provide any evidence to support his claim. For instance, it might be possible that Corporateville is a developing town thus, few buyers makes it look like there is a surge of homeowners. The author should provide figurative data to back his claim. Nonetheless, without such evidence author's claim is significantly weakened.

Furthermore, the author mentions an employee survey to make his claim strong. However, he doesn't provide any evidence to show us how many employees' were invovled in the survey and whether they covered complete demographic of the company. If only handful of employees were surveyed then taking a decision based on their opinion could have adverse effect. As it might be possible that majority of the employees enjoy living in urban cities and the survey had a disproportion number of employees who prefer rural. Thus, inclining their decision towards them. If the above is true the author's claim doesn't hold water.

Finally, the author's assumption that Corporateville is better is hasty. As he doesn't provide any evidence to show that whether Corporateville has all the basic amenities that their employees' need. Even if the employees enjoy living in rural areas, if Corporateville doesn't have good medical facilities or doesn't have internet services it will make it impossible for the company to function. In such a case, moving from Middlesburg to Corporateville wouldn't be feasible.

In conclusion, the author's argument is flimsy and based on some unwarranted assumptions. He needs to provide more evidence on the aforementioned points to make his claim strong.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, firstly, furthermore, however, if, look, nonetheless, so, then, thus, for instance, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 19.6327345309 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 12.9520958084 46% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 11.1786427146 36% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 12.0 13.6137724551 88% => OK
Pronoun: 32.0 28.8173652695 111% => OK
Preposition: 39.0 55.5748502994 70% => OK
Nominalization: 13.0 16.3942115768 79% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1903.0 2260.96107784 84% => OK
No of words: 355.0 441.139720559 80% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.36056338028 5.12650576532 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.34067318298 4.56307096286 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.00699442519 2.78398813304 108% => OK
Unique words: 177.0 204.123752495 87% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.498591549296 0.468620217663 106% => OK
syllable_count: 592.2 705.55239521 84% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.76447105788 80% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 2.70958083832 221% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 22.8473053892 70% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 43.7833772907 57.8364921388 76% => OK
Chars per sentence: 90.619047619 119.503703932 76% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.9047619048 23.324526521 72% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.66666666667 5.70786347227 99% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 11.0 5.25449101796 209% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.20758483034 122% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => 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: 0.15314884103 0.218282227539 70% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0495333539075 0.0743258471296 67% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0732239403229 0.0701772020484 104% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0884339562017 0.128457276422 69% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0658251348265 0.0628817314937 105% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.3 14.3799401198 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 46.78 48.3550499002 97% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.197005988 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.51 12.5979740519 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.08 8.32208582834 97% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 98.500998004 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 11.1389221557 75% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => 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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argument 1 -- OK

argument 2 -- not OK

argument 3 -- not exactly
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 2.0 out of 6
Category: Poor Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 21 15
No. of Words: 362 350
No. of Characters: 1854 1500
No. of Different Words: 178 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.362 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.122 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.964 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 135 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 106 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 78 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 44 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 17.238 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.47 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.619 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.324 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.516 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.11 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5