Can you trump Trump’s English?

Take the quiz to find out!

When moving to the USA, learning English as a new language isn’t the easiest step. Even native English speakers - like the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump - struggle with English sometimes. Take the quiz below to find out if your English is better than Trump’s.

Can you trump Trump’s English?

Besides his political choices, Trump’s use of language has been a hot topic. On the one hand, it has been noted that he uses the language of a ‘common man ’, which reduces the gap between the president and the ‘average American’. On the other hand, his use of language has been criticised; his vocabulary appears rather limited and he often makes grammatical mistakes. His language has actually been compared to that of an 8-year-old !

If you want to blend in with Americans, but not make the same grammatical mistakes as Trump, going to a language school in the USA is a good idea. There are language schools across the country. Education First , for example, offers language courses in 11 different locations.

Before you go, it’s important to know your level of English so you can choose the right course for you. You can take an official level test here , but why not start by seeing if your English is better than Trump’s?

Quiz   

Besides his political choices, Trump’s use of language has been a hot topic. On the one hand, it has been noted that he uses the language of a ‘common man ’, which reduces the gap between the president and the ‘average American’. On the other hand, his use of language has been criticised; his vocabulary appears rather limited and he often makes grammatical mistakes. His language has actually been compared to that of an 8-year-old !

If you want to blend in with Americans, but not make the same grammatical mistakes as Trump, going to a language school in the USA is a good idea. There are language schools across the country. Education First , for example, offers language courses in 11 different locations.

Before you go, it’s important to know your level of English so you can choose the right course for you. You can take an official level test here , but why not start by seeing if your English is better than Trump’s?

Quiz   

  1. Was Donald Trump wrong to capitalise “Fake News” in one of his tweets?
    1. No, he was referring to an imaginary newspaper
    2. No, he did it for emphasis
    3. Yes, as the words are not proper nouns
    4. Yes, only "News" should have been capitalised
  2. Which of the following is correct?
    1. Motor Cycles
    2. Motorcycles
    3. Motorcycels
    4. Motor cycles
  3. Fill in the gap: “How many hundreds of thousands of dollars ___ given”
    1. Will
    2. Was
    3. Would
    4. Were
  4. Which of the following is correct?
    1. People’s lives
    2. Peoples lives
    3. People’s lifes
    4. Peoples lifes
  5. Fill in the gap: “It should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to ___ over my tweets looking for a mistake.”
    1. Pour
    2. Pore
    3. Poor
    4. None of the above is correct
  6. Which of the following is correct?
    1. Unpresedented
    2. Unprecedented
    3. Unpresidented
    4. Unprecidented
  7. Fill in the gap: “___ always playing politics”
    1. They
    2. Their
    3. They’re
    4. There
  8. “No challenge is ___ great”
    1. Too
    2. Two
    3. To
    4. 2
  9. Which of the following is correct?
    1. Received
    2. Reciefed
    3. Receifed
    4. Recieved
  10. Fill in the gap with American spelling: “I am ___ to serve you”
    1. Honered
    2. Hounered
    3. Honnored
    4. Honored
  11. Bonus question: Trump has made up some terms, too. How do you spell this (nonexisting) word?
    1. Cofveve
    2. Covfeve
    3. Cofvefe
    4. Covfefe

    

Correct answers and Trump's mistakes

1. Was Donald Trump wrong to capitalise "Fake News" in one of his tweets?

     C. Yes, as the words are not proper nouns → Correct answer

     B. No, he did it for emphasis → Trump's mistake

2. Which of the following is correct?

     B. Motorcycles → Correct answer

     A. Motor Cycles → Trump's mistake

3. Fill in the gap: "How many hundreds of thousands of dollars ___ given"

     D. Were → Correct answer

     B. Was → Trump's mistake

4. Which of the following is correct?

     A. People's lives → Correct answer

     B. Peoples lives → Trump's mistake

5. Fill in the gap: “It should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to ___ over my tweets looking for a mistake.”

     B. Pore → Correct answer

     A. Pour → Trump's mistake

6. Which of the following is correct?

     B. Unprecedented → Correct answer

     C. Unpresidented → Trump's mistake

7. Fill in the gap: "___ always playing politics"

     C. They're → Correct answer

     D. There → Trump's mistake

8. "No challenge is ___ great"

     A. Too → Correct answer

     C. To → Trump's mistake

9. Which of the following is correct?

     A. Received → Correct answer

     B. Recieved → Trump's mistake

10. "I am ___ to serve you"

     D. Honored → Correct answer, honoured is the correct British spelling

     A. Honered → Trump's mistake

11. Bonus question: Trump has made up some terms, too. How do you spell this (nonexisting) word?

     D. Covfefe → "Correct" answer

Well, how did you do? Technically, if you have a few of the answers correct, your English is already better than Trump’s. Congratulations!

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