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Which sentence is correct? Or are both or neither correct?

  1. The accident to my child was traumatic.
  2. The accident of my child was traumatic.

Maybe the first one is correct as in English we say an injury to the knee, much damage to the house, amputation to her fingers, and so on.

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    It depends on what you want to emphasize. Do you mean that the accident was generally dramatic? Then you would probably say "My child's accident was dramatic". Or do you mean that someone experienced the accident as particularly traumatic? – Nico Feb 8 at 17:03
  • It's amputation of [some body part], not to. We wouldn't normally use the Saxon genitive to refer to her leg's amputation, but it's not grammatically "incorrect" to do so. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Feb 8 at 17:36

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