Carrie Hagen, Nonfiction Writer and Researcher, Teacher
Whenever you have a question like this (and of course it's good to ask!), you can never go wrong by rewriting it and moving forward from there. I had a teacher once tell me to write the questionable sentence down, and then write three other ways of saying the same thing underneath it. Whichever one sounds/looks/reads out loud the best is often the better one to use.