English version

sort through something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsort through something phrasal verbLOOK FORto look for something among a lot of similar things, especially when you are arranging these things into an order Vicky sat down and sorted through the files. sort→ See Verb table
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sort through Sue Small was sitting in the offices, sorting through files, working late.FitzAlan's brother-in-law sat there, sorting through piles of official-looking documents.Stem pulls the box to him and begins sorting through the documents.Then sort through the larger mess.It was full, and he sorted through the mail.Kirov sorted through the photographs, choosing two or three which seemed to most suit his purpose.Shop for clothes or sort through the pile of papers on her desk.Dominic sorted through the steely shapes in the table drawer until he found the bread-knife.
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Verb table
sort
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysort
he, she, itsorts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysorted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sorted
he, she, ithas sorted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sorted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sort
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sorted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sorting
he, she, itis sorting
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you, we, theyare sorting
Past
I, he, she, itwas sorting
you, we, theywere sorting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sorting
he, she, ithas been sorting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sorting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sorting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sorting
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