cry

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Note there is a separate particle-verb cry out.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(328)
I couldn't sleep because the baby was crying.
I
I
could
could
not
not
sleep
sleep
because
because
the
the
baby
baby
was
was
crying
crying
‘I couldn't sleep because the baby was crying.’
(329)
She cried like a baby.
she
she
cried
cried
like
like
a
a
baby
baby
‘She cried like a baby.’
(330)
The first day he left home I cried my eyes out.
the
the
first
first
day
day
he
he
left
left
home
home
I
I
cried
cried
my
my
eyes
eyes
out
out
‘The first day he left home I cried my eyes out.’
(331)
He abused my wife and made her cry.
he
he
abused
abused
my
my
wife
wife
and
and
made
made
her
her
cry
cry
‘He abused my wife and made her cry.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# CRY Coding set Argument type
1 crier NP-nom V.subj S

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
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
(333)
‘"Get out now!", he cried.’
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
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
M n
(332)
‘Tony Blair said he cried for the victims of the Iraq war.’
(334)
‘There's no point crying about it.’
(335)
‘Don't cry for me Argentina.’
U
N n
(334)
‘There's no point crying about it.’