Strike, struck, struck/stricken


strike, struck, struck or stricken

stricken is a widely used adjective

But do you use ‘have/has stricken’?

Hi Tamara,

These are both past participles of strike but ‘struck’ tends to keep its meaning of ‘hit’ as in : The house was struck by lightning. Whereas ‘stricken’ is more in line with the figurative meaning as in: grief-stricken, conscience-stricken or stricken with arthritis.


Hmm, struck - physical (in terms of 5 senses and/or body injuries), stricken - psychological or figurative?

Alan, you’re wonderful!