Donald Trump uses grammar in his political speeches at a level suitable for an 11-year-old, a new study has found.
US researchers made their findings by analysing the language harnessed by the property tycoon, as well as other fellow Republican Party members Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Linguists at Carnegie Mellon University found that Mr Cruz and Mr Rubio used grammar which would be suitable for children aged between 11 and 14-year-olds.
Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton used language reflecting the knowledge of 15 to 18-year-olds and 11 to 14-year-olds, respectively.
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Maxine Eskenazi, who also carried out the study, said: "Assessing the readability of campaign speeches is a little tricky because most measures are geared to the written word, yet text is very different from the spoken word."
"When we speak, we usually use less structured language with shorter sentences."
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