give

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(89)
We gave the books to the children.
we
we
gave
gave
the
the
books
books
to
to
the
the
children
children
‘We gave the books to the children.’
(415)
He expected me to just give and give and get nothing in return.
he
he
expected
expected
me
me
to
to
just
just
give
give
and
and
give
give
and
and
get
get
nothing
nothing
in
in
return
return
‘He expected me to just give and give and get nothing in return.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GIVE Coding set Argument type
1 giver NP-nom V.subj A
2 gift NP-acc P
3 giving recipient to+NP X

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
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
N 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
(91)
‘We couldn't afford to give any more.’
(92)
‘We give regularly to Doctors Without Frontiers.’
(449)
‘We give regularly to Amnesty International.’
U
R n
(90)
‘We gave the children the books.’
U
N n