Which one of the following verbs can make a better sense in my self-made sentence and sounds more natural:

  • It is believed that the ................ of an asteroid or a meteor to The Earth has extinguished the dinosaurs' race.

a) collision b) clash c) strike

Based on dictionaries, all these words have the potential of being used in this sense, but I don't know what would be a native speaker's choice here. I wonder if you could help me with this question and let me know if there is a more common word in such an occasion.

  • As a general comment, not related to this question only: you should use a spell checker when writing. That will help you learn the correct spelling of words. Some browsers even have spell-checker(s) integrated, so you will not need additional tools installed.
    – virolino
    May 15, 2019 at 10:17

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When discussing about asteroids or meteors hitting other celestial objects (including Earth), the right word is "collide" / "collision".

  • Then using the word "collision" my sentence is natural @virolino?
    – A-friend
    May 15, 2019 at 12:10
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    Yes, in your sentence "collision" is the best word.
    – virolino
    May 15, 2019 at 12:15

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