it v n as ADJ that
it v n as ADJ thatThe 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.
|it||verb group||noun group||as||Adjective group||that-clause|
|It||struck||her||as||unusual||that a man would write such a note as this.|
Adjectives with this pattern indicate that something is odd or ridiculous.
absurd bizarre curious odd strange unusual
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.