sort after vs sought after : Common Errors in English

About sort after vs sought after

Something popular which many people are searching for is “sought after”. If you are sorting a thing, you’ve presumably already found it. When this phrase precedes a noun or noun phrase which it modifies, it has to be hyphenated: “Action Comics #1 is a much sought-after comic book because it was the first to feature Superman.”

sought after Meaning(s)

  • (s) greatly desired

sought after in News

  1. Report: Philadelphia Eagles Offered Kevin Sumlin Head Coaching Job Before Landing Chip Kelly

    The Philadelphia Eagles landed maybe the most sought after coaching candidate on the market this offseason in Chip Kelly. But it appears he wasn’t the only coach on their radar. Before landing Kelly as their head man, the Eagles apparently took a run at Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, offering him the job, according […]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New England Sports Network

  2. Suspect sought in Butte WalMart stabbing

    BUTTE - A suspect is being sought after stabbing another man at the Butte WalMart.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KAJ Flathead

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