Donald Trump’s grammar is ‘typical of an 11-year-old’, but is yours any better? Take our quiz

The businessman uses grammar at the reading level of an 11-year-old in his speeches, according to researchers 

Kashmira Gander@kashmiragander
Friday 18 March 2016 16:47
Donald Trump is hoping to become the President of the United States
Donald Trump is hoping to become the President of the United States

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.

So, how do your grammar skills measure up to an 11-year-old's? Take our quiz to find out.

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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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