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I have a tendency to say:

That’s how I believe it works.

Instead of:

I believe that’s how it works.

Is it grammatical?

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    It is grammatical but your preferred version sounds less natural than the other one. – holydragon Oct 11 '18 at 3:01
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Both are grammatical, but they have somewhat different meanings.

"That's how I believe it works" emphasizes the how I believe. It implies something like "That's how I believe it works but other people believe it works differently."

In "I believe that's how it works" the implication is that you are not completely certain that you're correct about how it works. There's no implication that other people think differently.

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