Useful English Phrases for Asking for Information

Learn how to ask for information in English, as well as providing information with these commonly used phrases


How to ask for information in English

1. Can you tell me…?

2. Could you tell me…?

3. I’d like to know…

4. Do you know…

5. Do you have any idea…?

6. Could anyone tell me…? (use this phrase when asking a group of people)

7. Would you happen to know…?

8. I don’t suppose you (would) know…?

9. I was wondering…

10. I’m calling to find out… (use this phrase on the telephone)

11. Do you happen to know...?

12. Could you find out...?  

13. Could you give me some idea of...

14. I'm interested in...

15. I'm looking for..

16. Have you got an idea of....?

17. Don't suppose you (would) know...?

18. I wonder if you could tell me...?

19. I wonder if someone could tell me...?

2. Examples About Asking for Information in English

Asking for information:

1. Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to the bus station?

2. Can you show me on the map?

3. Excuse me, do you know where the police station is?

4. How far is it to the beach form here?

5. How are you today?

6. Where is Jame?

7. What is in the box?

8. Who is this?

There are some responses, we use:

1. Yes, it is / was / will ...

2. Oh yes, I did / Oh no, I didn't.

3. That's (quite) right.

4. No, it isn't really so.

5. I'm sorry but that isn't correct.

6. Well, it's the contrary in fact.

Information about Products

  • Asking Information about products

1. Could you give me some (more) information on this?

2. What can you tell me about this (product)?

3. Tell me about this one/model.

  • There are some responses, we use:     

1. This is one of our top brands.

2. It's our best selling refrigerator.

3. This one is the best in its class.

4. We're really pleased with its performance.

5. It's an excellent computer.

6. I highly recommend this one.

7. This model comes with several features.

8. This particular one has two components.

Information about Price

  • Asking information about Price

1. What does this sell for?

2. How much is it?

3. How much does it run?

  • There are some responses, we use:     

1. This (one) sells for $6900.

2. This one goes for $7900.

3. This one is priced at $9798.

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