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User avatar #32 - AvatarAirBender (10/17/2013) [-]
Is "striven" a word?

Wouldn't you just say, ".. Scientists have strived to find its chemical..."

#61 to #32 - iamphoenix (10/18/2013) [-]
They're scientists, not English majors. They contribute to society, after all.
User avatar #34 to #32 - murphypop (10/17/2013) [-]
No, the past participle is striven, so "has striven" and "have striven" are correct, but "have strived" has been used so much that it is considered to be acceptable.
User avatar #60 to #34 - themurp (10/18/2013) [-]
Strived implies it is entirely in the past while striven leaves it open.
User avatar #40 to #34 - joberja (10/17/2013) [-]
Strived sounds stupid. I don't like it
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