Grammar Patterns

it v n as ADJ that

it v n as ADJ that

The adjective group follows introductory it, a verb group, a noun group, and the preposition as, and is followed by a that-clause. The only verb which occurs with this pattern is strike.
itverb groupnoun groupasAdjective groupthat-clause
Itstruckherasunusualthat a man would write such a note as this.
Adjectives with this pattern indicate that something is odd or ridiculous.
I often saw my father weep and it never struck me as odd that a man should express emotion.
It frankly struck me as strange that Anchorage even bothers to have a zoo, seeing as how there are already plenty of large and sometimes hostile animals wandering loose around the city.
  • absurd
  • bizarre
  • curious
  • odd
  • strange
  • unusual
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