Your thinking is wrong

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Hi,

Is "Your thinking is wrong" correct?
 

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It's OK but how are you planning to use it? Can you give us an example dialogue that includes it?
 

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And how do you think the person will take this?
 

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If someone is saying something about something.
 

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In that case, I think, "That's interesting" would be more polite.
Naturally, if they are being illogical, and if it matters, you could use your phrase.
 

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To be clear - to a native speaker, "your thinking is wrong" is rude and condescending.

It's just possible to make it not rude with tone of voice and very specific circumstances, for example:
A: Go get your shoes on! We have to go!
B: What? Why? I was thinking we'd just have a quiet night at home eating leftovers for dinner.
A: Well, your thinking was wrong - I'm taking you out to the new Italian restaurant you've been talking about. Our reservations are in 30 minutes.
 

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If someone is saying something about something.

I have to say that's probably the least imaginative context we have ever been given! At the very least, we would have expected something like "I'm planning to use it to someone who has said that they think something is going to happen or something is true, but I disagree".
 

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If someone is saying something about something.

Use it if you're not worried about annoying them. If you want to remain friends, try something a bit softer. A hard-boiled professor could use it when trashing an essay.
 
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