AsthmaAsthma is usually seen as a condition whose symptoms can be adequately controlled with the right medicines. Researchers point out that it is an intermittent disorder, characterized by temporary bouts of inflammation of the airways, which lead to typ

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Asthma

Asthma is usually seen as a condition whose symptoms can be adequately controlled with the right medicines. Researchers point out that it is an intermittent disorder, characterized by temporary bouts of inflammation of the airways, which lead to typical symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath; after each episode (often known as an attack), symptoms subside and the airways return to normal.
Asthmatics tend to be susceptible to certain triggers in the environment. These include but are not restricted to animal fur, pollen, cigarette smoke, house dust mites, and perfumes. Attacks can also be brought on by exercise, emotional stress, or a variety of other factors including respiratory infections such as the common cold.
During an episode of asthma, the bronchial tubes and the smaller tubes dividing off from these, known as bronchioles, become narrow or blocked and as a result air can't get in or out of the lungs easily. There are two basic causes behind bronchial narrowing: either the bronchi and bronchioles are squeezed by muscles wrapped around them rather like elastic bands, or they become blocked by mucus and swelling inside the tubes themselves. When the bronchi are constricted, the condition is called bronchoconstriction. Occasional squeezing of the bronchi is normal, but in asthma sufferers these muscles may react too sensitively to environmental triggers. It is also a normal function of the bronchial tubes to produce mucus and, in concert with tiny hairs called cilia, to trap inhaled irritants and remove them from the body, thus protecting the lungs. But some asthmatics produce an overabundance of mucus, and this results in blocked airways and consequent asthmatic symptoms.

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According to the passage, asthma is usually seen as a condition whose symptoms can be controlled effectively. But the lecturer contradicts some points made in the lecture which are as under.

Firstly, the passage states that after each attack of asthma, symptoms subside and the airways return to normal. However, the speaker points out that in many cases of asthmatic patients, airways become permanently narrowed after the attack. the wall of it becomes thickened and it happens due to remodeling.

Secondly, the passage reports that during an episode of asthma, the bronchial tubes and the smaller tubes dividing off from bronchioles become narrow or blocked. In contrast, the speaker claims that during an attack of asthma, remodeling takes place and basically, remodeling is the result of scarving. Remodeling is not the consequence of asthma, but rather a primary cause of the condition.

Finally, the passage informs that asthma is related to certain factors that trigger in the environment. These include animal fur, house dust mites, smoke, and perfumes. But the lecturer says that asthma is not just restricted to the environment. Instead, what causes this condition is a combination of both the environment and some genetic factors.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 242, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: The
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, firstly, however, second, secondly, so, in contrast, in fact, in many cases

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 1.0 5.04856512141 20% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 7.30242825607 137% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 11.0 22.412803532 49% => OK
Preposition: 26.0 30.3222958057 86% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1056.0 1373.03311258 77% => OK
No of words: 197.0 270.72406181 73% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.36040609137 5.08290768461 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.74642080493 4.04702891845 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.74955460098 2.5805825403 107% => OK
Unique words: 117.0 145.348785872 80% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.593908629442 0.540411800872 110% => OK
syllable_count: 325.8 419.366225166 78% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Interrogative: 1.0 0.116997792494 855% => Less interrogative sentences wanted.
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 4.0 1.51434878587 264% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 21.2450331126 75% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 28.5291030743 49.2860985944 58% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 88.0 110.228320801 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.4166666667 21.698381199 76% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.0 7.06452816374 113% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.27373068433 94% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.121136613951 0.272083759551 45% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.043752827363 0.0996497079465 44% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0794282530361 0.0662205650399 120% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0879304976668 0.162205337803 54% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.100566262954 0.0443174109184 227% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.0 13.3589403974 90% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 46.78 53.8541721854 87% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.0289183223 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.51 12.2367328918 110% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.64 8.42419426049 114% => OK
difficult_words: 65.0 63.6247240618 102% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.498013245 80% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
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Rates: 78.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.5 Out of 30
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