Something confused me a lot about relative clause. For example, If I say

The book of the writer that I like is one of the bestsellers.

What I want to emphasize here that the book of the writer is what I like not writer so is this usage ok ? I mean it sounds to me as if the liked thing is writer here not book.

I just made the sentence up to explain what confuses me.I hope I could explain what I mean.


It is ambiguous. You can resolve this by moving things around:

The book I like best by this writer is . . . or
This writer's book I like best is . . .

or by using different words:

My favorite book by this writer is . . .

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