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    used for entertainment purposes are...

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    "People want useful robots. But the ones used for entertainment purposes are... just as appreciated as the others and will expand the use of robots in the future."

    Is it unnatural to say "... used for entertainment are ..."?

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    Many animals used for entertainment are treated in barbaric and cruel ways.

    Does this sentence sound better if "purposes" is added after "entertainment"?

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    Re: used for entertainment purposes are...

    Hello HelloKitty

    It's an example of a passive construct inside an relative clause:
    But the ones (that are) used [by people] for entertainment purposes are... .

    Many animals (that are) used for entertainment [purposes] (e.g., by circuses) are treated in barbaric and cruel ways.

    Note the change in form here:

    • for the purposes of entertainment
    • for entertainment purposes

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