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Dear all,

Could you please help me make these questions sound more natural and/or more native-like?

  1. I'm calling to inquire if your clinic/hospital offers services regarding orthopedics.
  2. I'm calling to inquire if your clinic/hospital has any doctors who specialize in orthopedics, such as knee problems.
  3. I'm not sure yet on what/which days I will be available next week.
  4. And what are the consultation fees?
  5. Is it possible to make an appointment on any day of the week?
  6. What are the consultation fees (like) ?

Thank you very much!

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Perfect StrangerCould you please help me make these questions sound more natural and/or more native-like?

Not all native speakers ask questions in the same style, so you may want to wait for others to weigh in with their versions. Here are mine:

I'm calling to inquire if your clinic/hospital offers services regarding orthopedics.

I was wondering if your clinic offers orthopedics services.

I'm calling to inquire if your clinic/hospital has any doctors who specialize in orthopedics, such as knee problems.

I was wondering if your clinic/hospital has orthopedic specialists for knee problems.

I'm not sure yet on what/which days I will be available next week.

I'm not sure which days I'll be available next week.

And what are the consultation fees?

And what are your fees?

Is it possible to make an appointment on any day of the week?

Can I make an appointment on any day of the week?

What are the consultation fees (like)?

What are your fees?

CJ

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Thank you, CJ.

I was just wondering... These two, are they incorrect or simply too convoluted?


1. Is it possible to make an appointment on any day of the week?

2. What are the consultation fees (like)?

Perfect Stranger

Thank you, CJ.

I was just wondering... These two, are they incorrect or simply too convoluted?


1. Is it possible to make an appointment on any day of the week?

2. What are the consultation fees (like)?

They are correct and not really very convoluted.

1 is expressed a bit more formally than I usually speak.
I think 'consultation' is assumed in 2, so I'd leave it out, and 'like' won't get you much information. What are the fees? gives you an answer like $180. What are the fees like? gives you an answer like "They're reasonably low" or "They're standard for this region".

CJ