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I *, but if I were to guess I would say "he's doing this because he's hungry."

Is there a better way to say "I don't know everything he's thinking right now"? I was thinking of writing the sentence as it is, but I think it's really an awkward phrase that people would rarely utter in real life. So do you have a better suggestion?

  • replace "everything" with "what exactly". But it's fine as is, too. Why is your title different from the highlighted sentence?? – Lambie Jun 17 at 15:50
  • I don't think anybody would say "I don't know everything he's thinking right now," paraphrased or not, so, it's not clear what you're trying to express. In the example sentence you have, I'd expect something like I don't know why he's doing it. But that's only tangentially related to everything he's thinking. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jun 17 at 17:56
  • “I cannot read his mind” – Anton Sherwood Jun 17 at 22:21
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What you would probably want to do is shorten the whole thing into "I don't know what he is thinking." You could also do one of the following:

At the moment, I have no idea what he is thinking. I don't know what exactly he is thinking Credit: @lambie I no not what he is thinking. (this is sort of old english though)

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How does this sound: I "am (unaware of/not sure) what (exactly is/is) on his mind right now", but if I were to guess I would say "he's doing this because he's hungry."

I hope it helps.

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