Dr Evil, Your previous thread appears to be in the hole and I can't seem to post on it further. So to answer your question: No, it's not wrong. In British English the word 'strove' is a simple past tense and 'striven' is the past participle' of 'to strive'. 'Strived' can be used as both simple past and past participle. In American English, 'strived' is not recognised (or even recognized) and only 'strove' and 'striven' are used. Hope this helps and good luck with your A Levels 'old boy'! Mods/phantom, feel free to move or erase as applicable.