be cold

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This is copula be with a adjectival complement.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form
Verb type: COPA

Examples

(287)
I'm cold.
I
I
am
am
cold
cold
‘I'm cold.’
(289)
My main meal was cold.
my
my
main
main
meal
meal
was
was
cold
cold
‘My main meal was cold.’
(288)
It was cold outside.
it
it
was
was
cold
cold
outside
outside
‘It was cold outside.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE COLD Coding set Argument type
1 cold thing NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

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U
N n
C
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 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
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
N
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
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N n
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N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
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N n
C
N y
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N n
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N n
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N n