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I asked this question to a friend of mine and he said that you can't use "sorted" with "did". Is he correct? If yes, what is the correct grammatical sentence?

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Your friend is right. You can't use "sorted" with "did". Hence, the correct sentence is:

How did you sort among such a large number of t-shirts?

Plus, don't use "among" with "sort". You can say:

How did you sort such a large number of t-shirts?

How did you sort out such a large number of t-shirts?

  • I would remove the among as well. – Roaring Fish Jun 22 '12 at 11:27

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