Different ways to say DID YOU KNOW or EVER WONDERED


The question Did you know? is used when asking about past knowledge:

  • Did you know Madonna was going to perform at the opening ceremony?
  • No, I had no idea. It was a great surprise.


  • Did you know that the man you met that night was Jude Law?
  • No, not really. We had a great time, but I didnโ€™t realize who he was.

Here are some other ways to ask about past knowledge:

  • Were you aware what time it was when you called me? It was 3 a.m. in the morning!
  • No, Iโ€™m sorry. I was working and lost track of time.


  • Did you realize it was your boss who sent you those emails?
  • Yes, I did. I recognized his style.


  • Did you see why they didnโ€™t want to invite you to the party?
  • I think, I did. They must have thought I was still angry with Jack and didnโ€™t want the two of us to argue.

Ever wondered? is ย short for Have you ever wondered? This expression is used when asking if someone ever spent time trying to find the answer to a question. For example:

  • Ever wondered why we are here on Earth?
  • Ever wondered where your ancestors came from?
  • Have you ever wondered why the sun darkens our skin, but lightens our hair?
  • Have you ever wondered if there are guardian angels?

The following expressions can also be used in similar questions:

  • Have you ever asked yourself what the purpose of life is?
  • Have you ever questioned the nature of reality?
  • Have you ever pondered whether you would be good leader?
  • Have you ever stopped to think about why you were born?
  • Have you ever imagined what life would be like without feelings?

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