"On Balmer Island, where mopeds serve as a popular form of transportation, the population increases to 100,000 during the summer months. To reduce the number of accidents involving mopeds and pedestrians, the town council of Balmer Island should limit the number of mopeds rented by the island's moped rental companies from 50 per day to 25 per day during the summer season. By limiting the number of rentals, the town council will attain the 50 percent annual reduction in moped accidents that was achieved last year on the neighboring island of Seaville, when Seaville's town council enforced similar limits on moped rentals."
In the letter to the editorial, the author suggests in reducing renting of mopeds to tourists in Balmer island because of increase in accidents. The author comes to this conclusion from the information acquired from Seaville’s town council. However, the author made unwarranted assumptions which are discussed below.
First of all, the prompt suggests that mopeds are popular and primary source of transport in Balmer island. Therefore, by reducing the number of mopeds there is a possibility of decrease in tourism and which might directly affect its economy. Even if, the usage of mopeds is limited, the author fails to suggest an alternate mode of transportation which doesn’t affect the tourism. Also, the alternate mode of transportation should be able to gain the popularity of the mopeds.
Secondly, the prompt suggests that the rental companies in reducing the renting of mopeds from 50 to 25 per day thereby reducing the total number of accidents. The author makes unwarranted assumptions by implying that limiting the usage of mopeds will likely limit the accidents occurring. The author fails to consider the possibility of accidents might be due to irresponsible drivers or due to lack of prior knowledge about the island’s traffic rules. If the above assumptions are considered, the argument doesn’t hold water.
Thirdly, the author implies that Seaville’s limit on the moped rentals has been successful so it is likely that Balmer island limit on the rentals will be also successful. The question arises are Seaville’s tourism and Balmer island’s tourism comparable.?. Seaville’s tourists might be in lesser number when compared to Balmer island. The limit on mopeds information is also acquired from the previous year but as the prompt suggests there is a population increase, so it might be a wise decision to mimic Seaville’s decision. If the above assumptions are true, the conclusions drawn from the argument are significantly weakened.
In conclusion, as argument as it stands now, is considerably flawed due to its reliance on several unwarranted assumptions. If the author is able to answer the above questions and offer evidence then it will possible to fully evaluate the viability of proposed recommendation.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 369, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'mopeds'' or 'moped's'?
Suggestion: mopeds'; moped's
...compared to Balmer island. The limit on mopeds information is also acquired from the p...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, third, thirdly, in conclusion, first of all
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.5258426966 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.4196629213 64% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 14.8657303371 40% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.3162921348 80% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 12.0 33.0505617978 36% => OK
Preposition: 55.0 58.6224719101 94% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 12.9106741573 93% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1935.0 2235.4752809 87% => OK
No of words: 355.0 442.535393258 80% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.45070422535 5.05705443957 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.34067318298 4.55969084622 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.19584882502 2.79657885939 114% => OK
Unique words: 164.0 215.323595506 76% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.461971830986 0.4932671777 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 599.4 704.065955056 85% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 0.0 6.24550561798 0% => OK
Article: 15.0 4.99550561798 300% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 20.2370786517 89% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 35.0049820087 60.3974514979 58% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 107.5 118.986275619 90% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.7222222222 23.4991977007 84% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.27777777778 5.21951772744 120% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 10.2758426966 58% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.83258426966 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.215468016515 0.243740707755 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0765138301266 0.0831039109588 92% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0697463881042 0.0758088955206 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.122357249044 0.150359130593 81% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0633969725968 0.0667264976115 95% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.1 14.1392134831 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 43.73 48.8420337079 90% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.1743820225 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.33 12.1639044944 118% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.72 8.38706741573 104% => OK
difficult_words: 93.0 100.480337079 93% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 11.8971910112 71% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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.