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    #1

    striking force/impact force/impulsive force

    Hi,

    Below I've provided several sentences where the required words mean almost the same thing, but are used in slightly different contexts:

    1) Tanks were the main striking force/impact force/impulsive force of the Soviet Union during World War II.
    2) Didie Drogba was the main striking force/impact force/impulsive force of Chelsea during several seasons

    The main idea behind both sentences is that something was the most distinctive and was used in order to achieve a particular aim. For example Didie Drogba was the main striker of Chelsea and helped score goals and in sentence #1 it's said that due to tanks Russia won several deciding battles during the Second World War.

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    Re: striking force/impact force/impulsive force

    Please help me with my question

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    #3

    Re: striking force/impact force/impulsive force

    Maybe "offensive force" is the best for both sentences. "Striking force" might work, but the other two choices are incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: striking force/impact force/impulsive force

    'Didier Drogba was Chelsea's main striker, as you said.

    Such a footballer is never called a striking force - let alone either of the other two options.

    Rover

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