Presentation on theme: "Sort [noun] type, kind. What sort of bird is that? [adverb] a little, more or less: she’s sort of strange. [verb] arrange things. Can you sort these words."— Presentation transcript:
sort [noun] type, kind. What sort of bird is that? [adverb] a little, more or less: she’s sort of strange. [verb] arrange things. Can you sort these words into two groups? Grammar patterns 1. Sort + of + NP. I don’t like jasmine tea. Do you have another sort? 2. All / many / most + sorts + of + NP. What sort of pizzas do they do? ~All sorts. 3. Sort + of + […] Are you ready yet? ~ Sort of
sort Collocations Adjectives that frequently occur with sort include: best, worst, right, wrong, funny, odd and strange. What’s the best sort of engine oil? The verb sort combines with two adverb particles to form phrasal verbs: If you sort something out, you organize it. If you sort through someting, you go through things, to organize them.
sort Set phrases Of sorts = not a typical or good example of a thing: The hotel does a breakfast of sorts. …(and) that sort of thing = an more things of that general type: You get bread, jam, rolls, that sort of thing. Out of sorts: What’s the matter with Alison? ~ I’m not sure. She’s just out of sorts. (informal way of saying you’re upset) It takes all sorts… Did you see the way he ate the pizza? It takes all sorts. (behaving unusually)