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    #1

    potential of being / potential to be

    Do ‘potential of being’ and ‘potential to be ’ mean the same?





    Do you think I have potential of being a good singer?


    Do you think I have potential to be a good singer?

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    Re: potential of being / potential to be

    Quote Originally Posted by LiuJing View Post
    Do ‘potential of being’ and ‘potential to be ’ mean the same?





    Do you think I have potential of being a good singer?


    Do you think I have potential to be a good singer?
    NOT A TEACHER.

    For me, only the second sentence works.

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    Re: potential of being / potential to be

    Quote Originally Posted by Allen165 View Post
    For me, only the second sentence works.
    For me, too.

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    Re: potential of being / potential to be

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    For me, too.
    I would also add a "the": "Do you think I have the potential to be a good singer?"

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    Re: potential of being / potential to be

    I'd say the following is OK:
    "Do you think I have the potential for becoming a good singer?" (Not 'of'.)

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