Sort Out

How to Conjugate Sort Out

  • Infinitive: Sort Out
  • Present Tense: Sort Out/ Sorts Out
  • -ing Form: Sorting Out
  • Past Tense: Sorted Out
  • Past Participle: Sorted Out
Sort Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 2 definitions.

Definitions of Sort Out:

1. To arrange or separate things into groups according to similarities.

Examples: Make sure you sort out the dark clothes from the whites before doing the laundry.
The store manager had his employees sort out and discard all the expired products on the shelves.

2. To correct a misunderstanding or to solve a problem.

Examples: I’m having a hard time sorting out this problem with my bank.
Aluminum foil was used on television antennas to sort out reception issues back in the day.

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