think

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This verb appears in multiple specialized frames, many of which have no standard name. Some are highly verb-specific.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(81)
I was thinking about my mother yesterday.
I
I
was
was
thinking
thinking
about
about
my
my
mother
mother
yesterday
yesterday
‘I was thinking about my mother yesterday.’
(85)
She thought it over.
she
she
thought
thought
it
it
over
over
‘She thought it over.’
(431)
I was thinking of buying a MacBook Pro.
I
I
was
was
thinking
thinking
of
of
buying
buying
a
a
MacBook
MacBook
Pro
Pro
‘I was thinking of buying a MacBook Pro.’
(432)
I thought of going to the police.
I
I
thought
thought
of
of
going
going
to
to
the
the
police
police
‘I thought of going to the police.’
(433)
When the job was mentioned, straight away I thought of you.
when
when
the
the
job
job
was
was
mentioned
mentioned
straight
straight
away
away
I
I
thought
thought
of
of
you
you
‘When the job was mentioned, straight away I thought of you.’
(434)
I think very highly of him.
I
I
think
think
very
very
highly
highly
of
of
him
him
‘I think very highly of him.’
(435)
I thought of him as a kindred spirit.
I
I
thought
thought
of
of
him
him
as
as
a
a
kindred
kindred
spirit
spirit
‘I thought of him as a kindred spirit.’
(437)
I think the library's open.
I
I
think
think
the
the
library
library
is
is
open
open
‘I think the library's open.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# THINK Coding set Argument type
1 thinker NP-nom V.subj S
2 thought content about+NP X

Alternations

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(82)
‘I think that the library is still open.’
C
R y
(84)
‘I had a long think about it.’
U
R n
(83)
‘I thought, "Gee, that's strange".’
(436)
‘I thought to myself, "What am I going to do now?".’
U
M n
(445)
‘He couldn't think what to do next.’