smell

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(70)
The bear smelled the boy.
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‘The bear smelled the boy.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SMELL Coding set Argument type
1 smeller NP-nom V.subj A
2 smelled entity NP-acc P

Alternations

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(71)
‘The food smelled good (to me).’
(72)
‘This stuff smells like dead fish.’
(378)
‘This stuff really smells.’