I want to buy pots to be made by a famous potter.

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  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I want to buy the pots that a famous potter will produce. However, this sounds as if you want to buy pots from any potter but only if he is a famous potter.

    I suspect that you have used "famous potter" for no good reason, therefore a random name will serve the purpose of the example and make the sentence more probable:

    I want to buy the pots that John Smith will make. Or I want to buy the pots that will be made by John Smith.


    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    I still don't see any reason to say this sentence this way.

    I want to hire a famous potter to make some pots for me.
    I want to buy the pots that this famous potter will make once he matures fully as an artist.

    I can understand the logic and choices in these sentences, but not even in the edited versions of the original sentence kindly provided by Paul.
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