wash

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(113)
The mother washed the baby.
the
the
mother
mother
washed
washed
the
the
baby
baby
‘The mother washed the baby.’
(397)
I generally wash the delicate items by hand.
I
I
generally
generally
wash
wash
the
the
delicate
delicate
items
items
by
by
hand
hand
‘I generally wash the delicate items by hand.’
(116)
I was washing up when the guests arrived.
I
I
was
was
washing
washing
up
up
when
when
the
the
guests
guests
arrived
arrived
‘I was washing up when the guests arrived.’
(398)
The rain washed away all the leaves away.
the
the
rain
rain
washed
washed
away
away
all
all
the
the
leaves
leaves
away
away
‘The rain washed away all the leaves away.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# WASH Coding set Argument type
1 washer NP-nom V.subj A
2 washed entity NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
M n
(386)
‘Persil washes well and it's not too expensive.’
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
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
C
N y
(115)
‘I had my first wash in a week.’
U
R n
(114)
‘I hadn't washed in a week.’
(119)
‘I washed and dressed with special care.’
(396)
‘Have you washed behind your ears?’
U
M n
(385)
‘Cotton/polyester fabric washes well and requires little or no ironing.’