Is the following sentence grammatical and idiomatic? The context is to ask the call center staff, who told me that his supervisor will help to look into a matter, and he is not sure about the right of his supervisor in this matter.

Can you help me to find out what your supervisor can do for this matter?

  • It's not clear what your difficulty is with this phrase. It seems you are just asking us to check the sentence for correctness.
    – James K
    Commented Jan 2 at 23:26

2 Answers 2


The supervisor would do something regarding this matter or about this matter, not for this matter.

Otherwise, it's OK, although perhaps a little long. I think a native would more likely shorten it to "Can you help me find out..." or even just "Can you find out..."


How about:

What can your supervisor do [about this matter]?

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