eat

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(377)
I was still eating lunch when he arrived.
I
I
was
was
still
still
eating
eating
lunch
lunch
when
when
he
he
arrived
arrived
‘I was still eating lunch when he arrived.’
(1)
I ate too much for lunch.
I
I
ate
ate
too
too
much
much
for
for
lunch
lunch
‘I ate too much for lunch.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# EAT Coding set Argument type
1 eater NP-nom V.subj A
2 eaten food NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
N
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
M y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(2)
‘He was still eating when I arrived.’
(3)
‘He used to eat at the cafe.’