" the sun burnt the skin on my arms. "
Can I say " my arms skin were scorched by the sun " to mean the same thing ?
I've only heard "I got a sunburn" or "I got a sunburn on my back" or some expression such as that.
A colleague once mentioned that it wasn't until his second year of university, in a morphology class in which he was analysing compound words, that he noticed to his embarrassement and shame that a word he had always know as [sum]burn was not spelled 'someburn':
I've got a sunburn on my back.
I've got a sumburn on my back.
I've got some burn on my back.
I've got a someburn on my back.