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Cf. wink

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(228)
Coming out into the sunshine, I blinked a few times before I could see properly.
coming
coming
out
out
into
into
the
the
sunshine
sunshine
I
I
blinked
blinked
a
a
few
few
times
times
before
before
I
I
could
could
see
see
properly
properly
‘Coming out into the sunshine, I blinked a few times before I could see properly.’
(229)
His eyes blinked involuntarily.
his
his
eyes
eyes
blinked
blinked
involuntarily
involuntarily
‘His eyes blinked involuntarily.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BLINK Coding set Argument type
1 blinker NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

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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
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N y
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N n
N
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N n
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N y
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N n
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N n
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N y
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N n
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