ASKING FOR INFORMATION
There are a number of formulas used when asking for information in English. Here are some of the most common:
- Could you tell me...?
- Do you know...?
- Do you happen to know...?
- I'd like to know...
- Could you find out...?
- I'm interested in...
- I'm looking for..
- Could you tell me when the next train leaves?
- Do you know how much this shirt costs?
- Do you happen to know where Anna lives?
- I'd like to know what you think about my presentation.
- Could you find out when she is going to arrive?
- I'm interested in finding a suitable course.
- I'm looking for my girl friend. Do you happen to know where she is?
These two forms are used for asking for information on the telephone:
- I'm calling to find out...
- I'm calling about...