"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 part-time. Moreover, Adams' revenue last

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"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 part-time. 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 assumptions made by the author in decisively stating that one should use Adams Realty are flawed and could potentially be other way around if proved unfounded. Number of agents doesn't necessarily translate to efficient and experienced agents, neither does revenue reflect the net profit. Average price of a house is a mere price tag on a property not translating proportionately to profitability. Not to mention the author compares between selling house last year with Adams and selling house with Fitch 10 years ago.

A reputed organization always look for more experienced and efficient employees and tend to train the newbies under the supervision of the exponents. Thus it reduces the chances of a deal go foul or making loss in selling properties. While for a fledgling company may try to grab as much of market share possible by expanding it's business without caring much about quality and focusing on quantity. The author compares the firms with a 10 years window with little statistics of now and then. If Adams Reality just started their business 10 years ago and Fitch had been in business for long, then, Fitch might have had the growth and focusing on consolidation. An experienced business knows when to spread its wings and venture into other business domains to increase overall growth. Such are the cases with almost all conglomerates. We do not get to know much about the companies in these regards.

Also, Revenue of a company doesn't always translate to net profit. The profit margin of a property could be higher with Fitch and lower with Adams. The author failed to mention or take into count such information, which could totally revert the scenario. Selling a house for $144,000 and making $20,000 profit is off course a better choise for any business, than selling a $168,000 property with a profit of $18,000.

Again, the author posits that selling his house was faster last year when compared with the house he sold 10 years ago with Fitch, which took four months to sell the house. We don't have any information about the real estate market 10 years ago. What is the market was going through a tough time - a recession being a perfect example - what if the house was in a dilapidated condition and Fitch actually managed to do good for such a property compared to others. There's no such information available. Selling a property at a highly reputed society with a cheaper rate is always easier, but, that's loss for the owner.

Hence, the information and statistics provided in the passage is not enough to adjudicate one to be a better option and suggest others to use Adams Realty. It requires more deliberation to come up with a corroboration in support of one firm. By considering such detail the author could have definitely come up with a stronger reasoning to support his stance, which he fails to do in it's entirety.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, hence, if, look, may, so, then, thus, while

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 19.6327345309 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 11.1786427146 152% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 15.0 28.8173652695 52% => OK
Preposition: 71.0 55.5748502994 128% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 16.3942115768 67% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2364.0 2260.96107784 105% => OK
No of words: 487.0 441.139720559 110% => OK
Chars per words: 4.85420944559 5.12650576532 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.69766713281 4.56307096286 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.65667076566 2.78398813304 95% => OK
Unique words: 247.0 204.123752495 121% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.507186858316 0.468620217663 108% => OK
syllable_count: 733.5 705.55239521 104% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 4.22255489022 24% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 19.7664670659 121% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 44.6969541281 57.8364921388 77% => OK
Chars per sentence: 98.5 119.503703932 82% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.2916666667 23.324526521 87% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.66666666667 5.70786347227 47% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 7.0 5.25449101796 133% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 8.20758483034 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 6.88822355289 73% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.67664670659 150% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.107216197312 0.218282227539 49% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0290502485925 0.0743258471296 39% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0386437686109 0.0701772020484 55% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0636065393208 0.128457276422 50% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0404237273754 0.0628817314937 64% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.6 14.3799401198 81% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 59.64 48.3550499002 123% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 12.197005988 81% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.85 12.5979740519 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.13 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 108.0 98.500998004 110% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.9071856287 84% => 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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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: 24 15
No. of Words: 490 350
No. of Characters: 2322 1500
No. of Different Words: 246 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.705 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.739 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.598 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 170 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 112 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 67 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 41 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20.417 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.842 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.417 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.267 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.47 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.077 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5