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Using the noun chart

Probe

Which one?

How many?

What’s it like?

What type is it?

Who/what is it?

Meaning

Pointer

Quantifier

Describers

Classifiers

Thing

Form

Determiner

Numeral

Adjectives

Adjectives/nouns

Noun

Examples

the, a, this, those, its, my

two

small, fierce, happy, intelligent, blue

domestic, Australian, female, information

chicken, comb, claws, feathers, wattle

Example

a

 

small

Australian

marsupial

Example

the

three

bad

 

crocodiles

Source: Adapted from Derewianka, B (2012) A New Grammar Companion for Teachers, PETAA, Sydney, pages 41–58. Reproduced with permission.