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    #1

    please correct to make it sound better

    Hi,

    "Our neighbourhood is being plagued by break ins"

    Or

    "Our neighbourghood is being striked by break ins"

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: please correct to make it sound better

    #2 is not correct but not because of your use of the verb "to strike" but because "being striked" is not correct. It's an irregular verb.

    #1 is the better of the two even with the correct verb usage in #2.

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