Donald Trump's grammar skills in speeches equated to those of a 6th grader

Donald Trump's Grammar Skills In Speeches Equated To Those Of A 6th Grader

Donald Trump talks a lot, but, based on recent academic research, in his case, practice doesn't make perfect.

A team from Carnegie Mellon University analyzed the speeches of many current presidential candidates and found Trump's grammar skills to be akin to those of a 6th grader.

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Addresses used in the study ranged from candidacy declarations to concession and victory announcements.

Trump came out a bit better when the talks were assessed based on vocabulary.

In the study, the researchers note, "The candidates' speeches mostly went from seventh grade level for Donald Trump to tenth grade level for Bernie Sanders."

Maxine Eskenazi, one of the team members also acknowledged, "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."

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