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25th September 2018

It strikes me

We use this expression to introduce our impression or opinion of something.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
Yes
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
I don't really like working in large groups where you don't know everyone.
It strikes me you would be happier working for a smaller company.
Example 2
Do you like Jeremy?
Yes, he strikes me as a very talented person.