Think as follows:
In the simplest case you have datapoints from a $1$ dimensional set, which you can represent as points on a line (think like the number line), you could separate these points with one point. For concretenss sake you can imagine having your dataset describing weights of mice ranging from $85$ grams to $245$ grams and you say that all mice which has weight above $100$ grams are categorised as "overweight" so you can set a point down at $100$ and say that everything above is overweight and below is not overweight. Think what we have just done, we separated (classified) a $1$ dimensional dataset with a $0$ dimensional object, a point. It wouldn´t make sense to separate a line with a $1$ dimensional object.
When you have a $2$ dimensional data e.g. a plane of points here you would´t be able to separate anything with a point i.e. a $0$ dimensional object but a line or curve would do perfectly which is in turn a $1$ dimensional object. Once again a plane would not work as a separator since from the datasets "point of view" nothin else exists than this plane.
I think you can figure out the rest...