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) Use #4, #5, #7, and #8 when you're not sure if the other person has the information.
No tree gives fruit overnight. For the fruit to appear, the tree has to undergo several phases. Similar is the success in any business venture. You need to be patient to reap the fruits of your toil. You need to keep your effort through the lean phase. You need to be steady and focused.