sit down

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Arguably a location is always implied (as with sit) but it is not syntactically required.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(281)
The children sat down on the bench and waited.
the
the
children
children
sat
sat
down
down
on
on
the
the
bench
bench
and
and
waited
waited
‘The children sat down on the bench and waited.’
(282)
I want you to sit down with him and talk it through.
I
I
want
want
you
you
to
to
sit
sit
down
down
with
with
him
him
and
and
talk
talk
it
it
through
through
‘I want you to sit down with him and talk it through.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT DOWN Coding set Argument type
1 sitdowner NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

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