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  1. Senior Member
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    Sort/ sort through

    I sort through a pile of old photographs.
    I sort a pile of old photographs.

    What's the difference?

    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: Sort/ sort through

    In the first one you are looking at them -- perhaps to find a particular photo. In the second one you are arranging them into some kind of order.

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