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Trump's English

Discussion in 'Classroom' started by Joko, 20 Oct 2016.

  1. Joko

    Joko Thread Starter Active Member

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    Third debate.

    Trump's first statement includes the phrase: "It's absolutely important"

    Can you use that adverb and adjective together?
     
  2. portnoy58

    portnoy58 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can but it doesn't sound right: 'absolutely critical' or 'terribly important' feels more natural but Mr Trump's poor English is perhaps low down on the list of concerns about him!
     
  3. Joko

    Joko Thread Starter Active Member

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    It took three utterances before I heard him say "fictionalized" as opposed to "fictional lies"
     
  4. Mr. Chips

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    Speaking of Jokes....here are two.
    Hillary and Donald.

    Republicans should have saved Romney for 4 years.
    No way was he going to beat Obama.
     
  5. Templeton

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    This problem concerns me....bigly!
     
  6. Mr. Chips

    Mr. Chips Member

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    In my case voting for someone that I hope loses. What a dilemma....big league.
     
  7. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    Trump’s grammar in speeches ‘just below 6th-grade level,’ study finds- The Washington Post

    Now, an academic paper has put some presidents and political candidates’ language on trial. “A Readability Analysis of Campaign Speeches From the 2016 US Presidential Campaign,” released this week by Carnegie Mellon University, analyzed stump speeches to measure their “readability” — the reading level of an address, ranked from first grade to 12th grade. And, according to a summary from the university, the study found “most candidates using words and grammar typical of students in grades 6-8, though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others.”

    But his supporters do not seem to be much better..............


    [Trump supporters have the worst Facebook grammar, study finds]


    Sad is that both are not worth to vote for. Why can't they just take Angela Merkel and make up a story that she's born at an American Army base in Germany, for god's sake?

    Amen.






     
  8. Mr. Chips

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    Sadly I must agree.
    Most Americans would like to see them both disappear.

    A few "months" back a Thai teacher asked me who I was voting for.
    I said that I will vote my party but there was really no one worth voting for (in so many words).
    She replied..."Oh just like Thailand".
     
  9. Mr. Chips

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    Carnegie Mellon has close ties with Hillary. That's been one of the biggest issues. Bias. Although, the study results would not phase anyone.
     

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