Classifying

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To classify is to divide things into groups according to their type.

The books in the library are classified by/according to subject.
Biologists classify animals and plants into different groups

How to classify things in English?

These tables show how you can classify things in English:

There are two types
kinds
classes
categories
sorts
varieties
of X: …
of X. These are…
The two are …

 

X consists of
comprises
can be divided into
two types
kinds
classes
categories
sorts
varieties
These are …
: …

 

… and … are types
kinds
classes
categories
sorts
varieties
of X.

 

We can classify X according to
on the basis of
depending on