• He is an artist who makes sculptures

Reduced adjective clause:

  • He is an artist making sculptures

Is there any rule to rephrase as it should be? thanks!

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Why don't you just say "He is a sculptor."?

Sculptor - an artist who makes sculptures. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sculptor

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    That's not the term that I am looking for @centaurus :) Oct 25, 2014 at 14:36
  • @afaithfullearner Sorry, that's all I could come up with to help you.
    – Centaurus
    Oct 25, 2014 at 14:38
  • This doesn't really provide an answer to the OP's question. Oct 25, 2014 at 16:00

The second sentence is not a proper reduction of the first sentence.

The sentences have two different meanings.

The first sentence describes what type of artist he is.
The second sentence describes what the artist is currently doing.

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