The cane toad is a large 1 8kg amphibian species native to Central and South America It was deliberately introduced to Australia in 1935 with the expectation that it would protect farmers crops by eating harmful insects Unfortunately the toad multiplied r

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The cane toad is a large (1.8kg) amphibian species native to Central and South America. It was deliberately introduced to Australia in 1935 with the expectation that it would protect farmers’ crops by eating harmful insects.
Unfortunately, the toad multiplied rapidly, and a large cane toad population now threatens small native animals that are not pests. Several measures have been proposed to stop the spread of the cane toad in Australia.

One way to prevent the spread of the load would be to build a national fence. A fence that blocks the advance of the toads will prevent them from moving into those parts of Australia that they
have not yet colonized. This approach has been used before: a national fence was erected in the early part of the twentieth century to prevent the spread of rabbits, another animal species that was introduced in Australia from abroad and had a harmful impact on its native ecosystems.

Second, the toads could be captured and destroyed by volunteers. Cane toads can easily be caught in simple traps and can even be captured by hand. Young toads and cane toad eggs are even easier to gather and destroy, since they are restricted to the water. If the Australian government were to organize a campaign among Australian citizens to join forces to destroy the toads, the collective effort might stop the toad from spreading.

Third, researchers are developing a disease-causing virus to control the cane toad populations. This virus will be specially designed: although it will be able to infect a number of reptile and amphibian species, it will not harm most of the infected species; it will specially harm only the cane toads. The virus will control the population of cane toads by preventing them from maturing and reproducing.

The reading suggests three ways to eliminate the number of cane toads in Australia. However, the lecture casts doubts on those opinions with specific reasons.

First, the reading advocates to build national fence to block toads and prevent them from intruding parts of Australia which have not been taken yet. Instead, there are many river and strings that make toads enable to cross those fences, the national fence is unreliable claimed by the lecture.

Moreover, the idea of encourage volunteers into hunting and destroying toads mentioned by the reading also rebuts by the lecture. Untrained volunteers cannot distinguish the differences between native frogs and can toads especially when they are immature. The solution can bring more disasters declared by the lecture.

Lastly, albeit the reading proposes to using disease-causing virus to stop can toads from growing up and breeding, the lecture believes that through virus, native species including cane toads in south America can harmed by it since virus can be carried by researchers and pet collectors.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 170, Rule ID: MANY_NN[1]
Message: Possible agreement error. The noun river seems to be countable; consider using: 'many rivers'.
Suggestion: many rivers
... not been taken yet. Instead, there are many river and strings that make toads enable to c...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, lastly, moreover, so

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 5.0 10.4613686534 48% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 5.04856512141 119% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 7.30242825607 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 4.0 12.0772626932 33% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 7.0 22.412803532 31% => OK
Preposition: 26.0 30.3222958057 86% => OK
Nominalization: 1.0 5.01324503311 20% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 906.0 1373.03311258 66% => OK
No of words: 167.0 270.72406181 62% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.4251497006 5.08290768461 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.59483629437 4.04702891845 89% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.58757474204 2.5805825403 100% => OK
Unique words: 110.0 145.348785872 76% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.658682634731 0.540411800872 122% => OK
syllable_count: 271.8 419.366225166 65% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 0.0 3.25607064018 0% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 2.5761589404 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 8.0 13.0662251656 61% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 20.0 21.2450331126 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 66.3135308591 49.2860985944 135% => OK
Chars per sentence: 113.25 110.228320801 103% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.875 21.698381199 96% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.375 7.06452816374 90% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 1.0 4.33554083885 23% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.27373068433 47% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.18944706249 0.272083759551 70% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0735494966062 0.0996497079465 74% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0493932784696 0.0662205650399 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.109305492105 0.162205337803 67% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0317820472848 0.0443174109184 72% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.6 13.3589403974 109% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 53.8541721854 95% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 11.0289183223 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.21 12.2367328918 116% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.45 8.42419426049 112% => OK
difficult_words: 51.0 63.6247240618 80% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.498013245 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 76.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.0 Out of 30
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