be sick

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: COP A

Example

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I was too sick to go to work all last week.
I
I
was
was
too
too
sick
sick
to
to
go
go
to
to
work
work
all
all
last
last
week
week
‘I was too sick to go to work all last week.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE ILL Coding set Argument type
1 sick person NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

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N y
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N n
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N y
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