frighten

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(235)
Oh my God, don't do that, you frightened me!
oh
oh
my
my
God
God
do
do
not
not
do
do
that
that
you
you
frightened
frightened
me
me
‘Oh my God, don't do that, you frightened me!’
(237)
His temper frightens me.
his
his
temper
temper
frightens
frightens
me
me
‘His temper frightens me.’
(236)
He was frightened of snakes.
he
he
was
was
frightened
frightened
of
of
snakes
snakes
‘He was frightened of snakes.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FRIGHTEN Coding set Argument type
1 frightener NP-nom V.subj A
2 frightenee NP-acc P

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