The following conversation took place with one of my friends while discussing about a theory.

Me: I am right (about some theory).

Friend: No, you are wrong.

Me: (After giving it a deeper thought) Well, I see your point. I may be wrong also. But the reason behind my such thinking is that......

As you see I used the structure "my such thinking" in the conversation. I felt uneasy using that structure and somehow it did not feel fluent or right.

Is this grammatically correct? Does an alternative like "The reason why I think like this is..." or "The reason of me thinking like this is..." sound better?

  • This "my such thinking" means "my thinking in a/some way is like this" is that.... It's rather peculiar though – Flonne Nov 16 '18 at 21:34
  • Yeah @Flonne, that is the intention to express! – Mistu4u Nov 16 '18 at 21:39

To my way of thinking:

You add to my way of thinking to a statement in order to indicate that you are giving your opinion.

  • To my way of thinking, it didn't seem as if it ought to be so terribly complicated.


The reason behind to my way of thinking is that...

  • hi, to make your answer more perfect, please correct: behing->being – Flonne Nov 17 '18 at 6:58
  • -1 Sorry but "behind to my way of thinking" doesn't sound idiomatic to me. – Em. Nov 18 '18 at 6:41

Idiomatic phrasing:

  • The reason for my thinking this way is etc.

  • The reason behind my thinking this way is etc.

  • The reason I think this or this way, etc.

  • My thinking is etc.

Now, you are good to go.

"My such thinking" is not idiomatic in English.

The idiomatic phrasing is: My thinking. "Such thinking" refers to someone else's thinking and cannot be preceded by a possessive pronoun to be idiomatic. Also, in general, we tend not to use "such" forms of this phrasing in speech. We use other pronouns or objects: like this/ that or this/that way or this/that.

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