[Grammar] Sort/ sort through

Maybo

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

What's the difference?


 

Tarheel

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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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