I was reading an apology letter of Shirley Hornestein and found it very interesting:
For as long as I can remember, I have been lying. From the simple white lies, to the “if-I-say-this-I’ll-get-what-I-want” lies, and the this-could-have-serious-consequences lies, I’ve told them (probably even to you). . . . For the first time in my life I sought out professional counseling and have spent the last five months learning to work through my insecurities, processing my past and am trying to understand why I have such an addictive relationship with lying.
But there are few points on my mind. Please help me to understand:
Is it sort out or sought out?
Regarding this-could-have-serious-consequences lies, is this the right structure for a sentence?