shave

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(120)
He shaved his beard.
he
he
shaved
shaved
his
his
beard
beard
‘He shaved his beard.’
(451)
She shaved her head.
she
she
shaved
shaved
her
her
head
head
‘She shaved her head.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHAVE (a body part/person) Coding set Argument type
1 shaver (of body part) NP-nom V.subj A
2 shaved body part NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
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N n
C
N y
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N n
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N n
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N n
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N n
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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
(450)
‘It was sharp all right. It shaved the hairs off my arm.’
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
(121)
‘He shaved with a cut thoat razor for the first time that day.’
C
R y
(122)
‘He had a shave.’
U
N n
U
M n
(452)
‘The new Gillette razor shaves well but it's super expensive.’