be afraid

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: COP A

Examples

(233)
I'm afraid of spiders.
I
I
am
am
afraid
afraid
of
of
spiders
spiders
‘I'm afraid of spiders.’
(234)
It turned out he was afraid of heights.
it
it
turned
turned
out
out
he
he
was
was
afraid
afraid
of
of
heights
heights
‘It turned out he was afraid of heights.’
(381)
He was afraid for his daughter's life.
he
he
was
was
afraid
afraid
for
for
his
his
daughter's
daughter's
life
life
‘He was afraid for his daughter's life.’
(382)
I was afraid to mention to him.
I
I
was
was
afraid
afraid
to
to
mention
mention
to
to
him
him
‘I was afraid to mention to him.’
(383)
I am afraid for my children.
I
I
am
am
afraid
afraid
for
for
my
my
children
children
‘I am afraid for my children.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FEAR Coding set Argument type
1 fearer NP-nom V.subj S
2 fear stimulus of+NP X

Alternations

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