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I like reading the writing by someone who is better than me at that kind of thing.

If 'by' was replaced with 'of' as this below, would it still make the same sense?

I like reading the writing of someone who is better than me at that kind of thing.
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Actually, I think that of reads more naturally.
Really? If 'someone' is the one who writes, is 'of' really better?

Or is it that you took the sentence as meaning that the writing is about someone who is better than me at that kind of thing, and thought that in that sense, 'of' works better?
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Let me ask this way. Do these mean the same?

I like reading the writing by him.
I like reading the writing of him.
TakaLet me ask this way. Do these mean the same?I like reading the writing by him.I like reading the writing of him.
No native would say that.
I like reading his writing.

But you can say "I can tell this was written by him." Or "I can tell this is his writing."
Grammar Geek TakaLet me ask this way. Do these mean the same?I like reading the writing by him.I like reading the writing of him.No native would say that. I like reading his writing. But you can say "I can tell this was written by him." Or "I can tell this is his writing."
Yes, 'his writing' is better. I agree.

But the problem I have now is that I have to modify the one who writes it, using the relative pronoun.

So, if 'someone' is the one who writes it, which do you think is better, GG?

I like reading writing by someone who is better than me.
I like reading writing of someone who is better than me.
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I like reading the writing of someone better than me.
I like to read something written by someone better than me.
I see. It seems that basically you agree with Philip:'someone' of 'the writing of someone' is the one who writes it; it doesn't mean the writing is about 'someone', right?
TakaI see. It seems that basically you agree with Philip:'someone' of 'the writing of someone' is the one who writes it; it doesn't mean the writing is about 'someone', right?
Yes.
"The picture of Jerry Jones" refers to the picture in which Jerry Jones is pictured.
"The photography of Jerry Jones" refers to picture that Jerry took.

"The story of Jerry Jones" refers to a story that is about Jerry Jones.
"The writing of Jerry Jones" refers to what Jerry Jones wrote.
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