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    #1

    strike as + adj or noun

    Hi,

    Which one of the following sentences is correct, or both acceptable?

    1. Mary struck me as childish.
    2. Mary struck me as a childish person.

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: strike as + adj or noun

    If you mean "struck" as "seemed to be", both can work.

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    #3

    Re: strike as + adj or noun

    Would this be better?

    1. Mary struck me as being childish.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: strike as + adj or noun

    I like that better than #1.

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    #5

    Re: strike as + adj or noun

    Often usage comes down to personal preference. For example, I would prefer:

    Mary's behavior struck me as childish.

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    #6

    Re: strike as + adj or noun

    Quote Originally Posted by joseph0928 View Post
    Which one of the following sentences is correct, or are both acceptable?
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