be a hunter

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This is specificational be with a nominal complement.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: COP N

Example

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This man is a hunter.
this
this
man
man
is
is
a
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hunter
hunter
‘This man is a hunter.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE A HUNTER Coding set Argument type
1 specialist/hunter NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

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