be dry

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form
Verb type: COP A

Example

(297)
The clothes are dry.
the
the
clothes
clothes
are
are
dry
dry
‘The clothes are dry.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BE DRY Coding set Argument type
1 dry thing NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
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
U
N n
N
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N The alternation applies to a dynamic to dry, not to a stative be dry. n
(298)
‘The ground dried out after a day or so.’
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
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(299)
‘I dried the clothes in the clothes-drier.’
(300)
‘The sun dried out the ground.’