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1.6: What is a CLASSIFIER?

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    The final category of PRE-MODIFIERS is CLASSIFIER.  Classifiers let us know which category the head noun belongs in. 

     

    Examples \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    There are specific classifications of engineers.  Some examples are chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and civil engineers.  There are acoustic guitars and electric guitars.  In ancient Greek architecture, there are Doric columns, Ionic columns, and Corinthian columns.  

     

    While Describers let us know a head noun's attributes, Classifiers tell us what type within a class a head noun is.  In the video below, you will learn more about Classifiers.

     

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Read each sentence on the front of each card below.  Can you identify all the noun groups?  Can you also label each element with its function within the noun group?  Turn the card over for the answers.


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