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Welcome to WritePoint, the automated review system that recognizes errors most commonly made by university students in academic essays. The system embeds comments into your paper and suggests possible changes in grammar and style. Please evaluate each comment carefully to ensure that the suggested change is appropriate for your paper, but remember that your instructor's preferences for style and format prevail. You will also need to review your own citations and references since WritePoint capability in this area is limited. Thank you for using WritePoint. Renting an apartment is a better option then buying a home Jamie Jordan Com/156 November 14, 2010 Nicole Hudson
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Renting an apartment is a better option then buying a home Even though, [Remove comma after "though"] renting an apartment is a better option then buying a home, buying a home is the better [Remove the article "the"] option than renting because renting is like throwing away your [Eliminate second person (you, your) in academic documents and avoid addressing the reader directly. Use third-person pronouns (he, she, it, they)] money and it is more cost effective [If these two words function as an adjective, they should be spelled as a single hyphenated word] in the long run [Cliché--"in the long run" is an old phrase, seen too often, and marks your writing as unoriginal. Try to express the idea in another way] to own your [second person] own home and monthly housing expenses are not contributing to build up equity. Renting is like throwing away your [second person] money. You [second person] are making a temporary investment into someone else’s property, basically you [second person] are paying some one [The preceding two words are spelled as one word] else’s mortgage and helping them become financially secure. Here is an example. If you are paying rent at $1,500 per month and your landlord increases your rent by a modest 5% each year, you would wind up paying just about $100,000 over a 5-year [Write out numbers under 10] period. Worse yet, [Remove comma after a conjunction as first word in a sentence unless it precedes a parenthetical phrase] after paying
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your landlord over $100,000, you still would not have anything to show for it. Buying a home with a fixed rate, your mortgage will not increase. However, if you are renting an apartment your rent can go up once a year. Monthly housing expenses are not contributing to build up equity if you are renting an apartment. With a mortgage you are building equity; does it not make more sense than renting? [Unless in a quote or a title, avoid rhetorical questions in academic writing] When you rent there are certain tax breaks you [Place comma before this word if this is the end of the introductory phrase (beginning with "When")] can not receive. When you buy a house, you normally get [Doctoral rule (although good advice for any academic writer)-- instead of using "get," which can mean many things, more formal is to use
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