Genetic modification a process used to change an organism s genes and hence its characteristics is now being used to improve trees Through genetic modification it is possible to create trees that produce more fruit grow faster or withstand adverse conditi

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Genetic modification, a process used to change an organism's genes and hence its characteristics, is now being used to improve trees. Through genetic modification, it is possible to create trees that produce more fruit, grow faster, or withstand adverse conditions. Planting genetically modified trees on a large scale promises to bring a number of benefits.

First, genetically modified trees are designed to be hardier than natural trees; that is, they are more likely to survive than their unmodified counterparts. In Hawaii, for example, a new pest-resistant species of papaya tree has been developed in response to ringspot virus infestations that have repeatedly damaged the native papaya-tree population. Planting the genetically modified papayas has largely put an end to the ringspot problem.

Moreover, genetically modified trees promise to bring a number of economic benefits to those who grow them. Genetically modified trees tend to grow faster, give greater yields—of wood, fruit, or other products—and be hardier. This allows tree farmers to get faster and greater returns on their farming investment and save on pesticides as well.

Finally, the use of genetically modified trees can prevent overexploitation of wild trees. Because of the growing demand for firewood or building timber, many forests around the world are being cut down faster than they can be replaced. Introducing genetically modified trees—designed for fast growth and high yield in given geographic conditions—would satisfy the demand for wood in many of those areas and save the endangered native trees, which often include unique or rare species.

The lecture casts doubt on the passage which claims that planting genetically modified trees on a large scale promises to bring a number of benefits. Instead, the professor says that genetically modified trees bring more damage than benefits.

First of all, the passage states that genetically modified trees are designed to be hardier than natural trees. Thus, they are more likely to survive than natural counterpart. However, the professor denies the passage by arguing that genetically modified trees are less likely to survive. Since they are genetically uniform, hence, if they encounter the climate condition that was omitted by developers, they would be completely wiped out easily.

Second, the passage says that since genetically modified trees give greater yields, they can bring a number of economic benefits to farmers who grow them. Yet the professor disagree with the passage. Rather, the professor argues that genetically modified trees bring greater costs. Because the company that sell them charge farmers more money. Moreover, the law stipulates that farms have to pay the company every time they plant the genetically modified seeds.

Finally, the passage claims that genetically modified trees can prevent overexploitation of wild trees, and can save the endangered native trees. Because they are designed for fast growth and high yield, which are perfect for growing demand for firewood or building timber. Nevertheless, the professor refutes the passage by pointing out that they may crowd out native trees. Since genetically modified trees tend to grow more aggressively, so they would compete for resources with native trees.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 283, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “Because” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
...lly modified trees bring greater costs. Because the company that sell them charge farme...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
finally, first, hence, however, if, may, moreover, nevertheless, second, so, thus, first of all

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 10.4613686534 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 5.04856512141 119% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 7.30242825607 55% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 14.0 12.0772626932 116% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 22.412803532 98% => OK
Preposition: 24.0 30.3222958057 79% => OK
Nominalization: 2.0 5.01324503311 40% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1405.0 1373.03311258 102% => OK
No of words: 255.0 270.72406181 94% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.50980392157 5.08290768461 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.99608801488 4.04702891845 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.59969536559 2.5805825403 101% => OK
Unique words: 128.0 145.348785872 88% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.501960784314 0.540411800872 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 434.7 419.366225166 104% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 1.25165562914 399% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.51434878587 132% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 13.0662251656 115% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 21.2450331126 80% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 34.1640486802 49.2860985944 69% => OK
Chars per sentence: 93.6666666667 110.228320801 85% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.0 21.698381199 78% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.33333333333 7.06452816374 90% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 4.33554083885 161% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => 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: 0.167389694941 0.272083759551 62% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0723520406852 0.0996497079465 73% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0485412491564 0.0662205650399 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.121442484755 0.162205337803 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0168922668542 0.0443174109184 38% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.0 13.3589403974 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 45.76 53.8541721854 85% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 11.0289183223 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.38 12.2367328918 118% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.07 8.42419426049 96% => OK
difficult_words: 58.0 63.6247240618 91% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 10.7273730684 79% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 10.498013245 84% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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