If you’ve been searching for the phrases to help you ask for more detailed information, here comes a useful phrase list:
F: I wonder if you could explain … in more detail ? (e.g. I wonder if you could explain how the engine works in more detail ? )
F: Could I ask you a little more about … (e.g. Could I ask you a little more about your home town ?)
SF: I’m interested in knowing more about … (e.g. I’m interested in knowing more about fishing .)
I : How exactly do you (+verb=infinitive ) … ? (e.g. How exactly do you start the engine ?)
I: Could you fill me in a bit on … ? (e.g. Could you fill me in a bit on how this works ?)
( the phrases are grouped according to their level of formality, starting from the formal (F), semi-formal (SF) to informal (I) ones)
These phrases are crucial in business communication because it is necessary to learn all the details of a business deal or an item you are buying / offering , in order to move onto the sale or purchase.