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Trump’s Facebook supporters make the most grammar errors, study shows

Donald Trump announces that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Trump’s followers on Facebook have been shown in a new study to make the most grammar mistakes on the social media site.
Donald Trump announces that he is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Trump’s followers on Facebook have been shown in a new study to make the most grammar mistakes on the social media site. File photo

Though business mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads in many popularity polls, he comes in dead last in Grammarly’s GOP Presidential Debate Grammar Power Rankings.

Grammarly, an online service that provides grammar and spelling assistance to writers in need, analyzed a minimum of 250 comments from the Facebook pages of the 10 GOP candidates selected to participate in Thursday’s debate.

Blatantly negative comments, or those from so-called trolls, were removed from the study, which analyzed a time period from April 1 to July 11.

It ran all of the comments through its automated proofreader and had a team of humans on hand to verify and tally the errors.

The average number of words analyzed for each candidate was 9,438.5. The average number of words per comment was 31.6.

Of the 10 GOP candidates participating in the Fox News debate on Thursday, Ben Carson’s supporters made the fewest grammatical mistakes on Facebook.

Grammarly is planning to release a similar Grammar Power Rankings study on the Democratic presidential candidates’ supporters “in the near future.”

Check out Grammarly’s Grammar Power Rankings study:

GOP Debate Grammar Power Rankings 

Source: https://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check

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