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    The sting of a nettle

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. As Amanda walked in the undergrowth, she felt the sting of a nettle on her bare leg.

    I am wondering if it is grammatically correct to say "a nettle's sting"

    2. As Amanda walked in the undergrowth, she felt a nettle's sting on her bare leg.

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    #2

    Re: The sting of a nettle

    Either is grammatically correct. The first would be the more common choice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The sting of a nettle

    ...and a nettle sting would also be more colloquial than a nettle's sting.

    It's easier to say, for one thing.

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