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Common English Expressions: Asking for Information

Useful Expressions-Asking For Information


Asking for Information
is quite essential thing for human being. We frequently ask information to known and unknown people at different places in different situations. We seek information about the things in which we are quite unaware or uncertain. It’s important to use the appropriate form for the situations.

  Can you tell me when the bus arrives?
  Can you tell me when…?
  Can you tell me where…?
  Can you tell me…?
  Could you tell me…?
  Where’s the…?
  Where’s the nearest…?
  Pardon me. Where’s the…?
  I wonder if you could tell me…?
  I wonder if someone could tell me…?
  Excuse me, do you know where the school is?
  Excuse me, do you know where…?
  Excuse me, could you tell me how to get to…?
  Excuse me, would you mind telling me…?
  Excuse me, where is…?
  Do you know where…?
  Let me know…
  May I know…
  Can you show me the way to…?
  I’d like to know…
  Is this the way to the Metro Station?
  Is this the way to…?
  Is there any … near here?
  Is there any…?
  What street is the…on?
  What’s the nearest way to…?
  What’s the shortest way to…?
  What’s the convenient way to…?
  What’s the best way to…?
  What’s the fastest way to…?
  How long does it take to get there by bus/car?
  How far is it to the…?
  How can I get to the airport from here?
  How can I get to the … from here?
  How can I find that address?
  How can I get to the…?
  How do I get to the…?
  Where does … live?
  How much does it cost?
  I would be grateful if you…
  I need a little assistance

 


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GREETINGS INTRODUCING YOURSELF
INTRODUCING OTHERS APOLOGIZING
ENCOURAGING OTHERS EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
INVITING GIVING OPINION
COMPLIMENTING PERMITTING
AGREEING/DISAGREEING EXPRESSING PLEASURE
DESCRIBING SOMEBODY
TAKING LEAVE
EXPRESSING SURPRISE
COMPLAINING
SUGGESTIONS
POSSIBILITY/IMPOSSIBILITY
RECOMMENDING
OFFERING FOOD/DRINK
PREDICTING
WARNING
BUYING THINGS
CHEERING
LIKE/DISLIKE
EXPRESSING ANGER
EXPRESSING GOOD LUCK
SATISFACTION/DISSATISFACTION
LEAVE CONVERSATION MAKING APPOINTMENTS
THREATENING
SYMPATHY/CONDOLENCES
EXPRESSING WORRY/FEAR
REMINDING SOMEONE
TELEPHONIC CONVERSATION
TALKING ABOUT TIME
ASKING FOR HELP
GIVING GOOD NEWS
GIVING BAD NEWS
ASKING FOR INFORMATION
CERTAINTY/UNCERTAINTY
 

 

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