The Trump Tense: a grammatical administration

We all vaguely remember those ghastly terms bandied about in our English lessons: the dangling modifier and the subordinating conjunction, the subjunctives and indicatives, direct and indirect articles, a hanging participle, past and pluperfects. Not to mention that sad little gerund. Let’s face it: few of us know what any of them means. So Glosso decided to just pair them up with members of Trump’s family and administration — past and present, perfect or plu-, diacriticals, questioned and statemented, relative or not. The results are fun: when applied to this cast of colorful characters, all those lovely grammatical terms come into their own and spring to life with whole new meanings. See Glosso’s list below of 20 politicians or participles in Trump’s irregular imperfect tense. Enjoy the ride  …

Robert Mueller = an interrogative sentence
Sarah Huckabee Sanders = a declarative question
Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump = relative clause
Paul Manafort = a dangling mo[rt]ifier
Michael Cohen = a hanging past participle
Mike Pence = the second person
Omarosa Manigault Newman = an intensifying adverb
Ben Carson = an abstract noun
Barron Trump = future continuous
Brett Kavanaugh = an indefinite article
Anthony Scaramucci = a short answer
Eric Trump = an uncountable noun
Melania Trump = a copular verb
Vladimir Putin = a prefix
Steven Mnuchin = a typo
Bernie Sanders = past progressive
Barack Obama = past perfect
G W Bush = simple past
Hillary Clinton = past tense
@realDonaldTrump = A Murder of Emphatic and Reflexive Pronouns-mints, All Capitallized and Misspeled!

The U.S. electorate = a split infinitive

and last but not least …
Donald Trump = transitive, and a gerund


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