Pain

kanu

Senior Member
My stomach is paining.

There is a pain in my stomach.

I'm not sure about whether first version is right or wrong.
Second one sounds natural to me.
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    There is a pain in my stomach. (I think, this is right.)
    It's correct, but not particularly idiomatic, at least in AE, where we'd be more likely to say "I have a pain in my stomach."

    (We personalize physical ailments rather than treating them in a detached manner.)
     

    heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    As Copyright says, don't use it.

    The only instance I can think of that uses the verb 'to pain' is 'It pains me to say . . . ', but that is relatively rare, and you can't extrapolate ' . . . is paining' from it.
     
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