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I was wondering whether I can use the verb strike as a synonym for impress in this sentence? Can you suggest other verbs with similar meaning? Thanks.
I must say I like moonlit nights and skies a lot, and I can remember quite a few remarkable ones that impressed me.
However, to use "to strike" I would perhaps say "It was a beautiful moonlit night last night. It struck me as one of the most beautiful I have ever seen". That means that it made you think a particular way.
It strikes me that the news these days is always made up of negative stories.
It struck him that perhaps he should have put petrol (gas) in the car before he started his long journey.
Does it strike you as odd that there is only one Monopolies Commission?