Vocabulary for asking for information


Here is some useful vocabulary in different registers for asking for information:

Informal

  • I’d like to know…
  • I’m looking for info about…
  • Any chance you know about…?

Informal or semi-formal

  • Is there any way that you could tell me….
  • Can you find out about…for me?
  • Do you happen to know…?

Semi-formal or formal

  • If it is not too much trouble, I wonder if you could…
  • I am interested to know…
  • If it is not too inconvenient, I would be grateful if you could…
  • I hope that you do not mind me contacting you, but…

Formal

  • I was wondering if you have any information regarding…

Suitable for all types of register

  • Could you tell me…?
  • Do you know if….?
  • Do you happen to know if..?
  • Could you tell me about…?

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