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.
Forget the changing of guard routine in London. The Wagah border ceremony is much more interesting. As the sun goes down, the retreat ceremony at this India Pakistan border begins. Bugles are sounded from both the sides, which could easily blow the air out of your lungs if you try it; guards from both the sides stomp their feet as hard as possible, trying to get one up over each other. It is as exciting as watching the last ball of a India Pakistan cricket match.