chiedere

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In the sense of 'inquire', chiedere allows the omission of the object and an additional argument expressed as a prepositional phrase headed by di ('of') and a +/- animate noun.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(192)
Anna chiese i soldi a Luca.
Anna
Anne
chies-e
ask.PST-3SG
i
ART.DEF.M.PL
sold-i
money-M.PL
a
to
Luca
Luke
‘Anne asked Luke for the money.’
(668)
Marco chiese del suo amico.
Marco
Mark
chies-e
ask.PST-3SG
de-l
of-ART.DEF.M.SG
su-o
his-M.SG
amic-o
friend-M.SG
‘Mark enquired about his friend.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# ASK FOR Coding set Argument type
1 asker V.subj A
2 requested thing Ø P
3 askee a+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
R n
(615)
‘Anne asks for too much.’
C
R y
(194)
‘Mario is asked for his identity papers by the policemen.’
C
N y
C
R y
(617)
‘Friends can be asked for money.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(616)
‘One asks/We/You/They (indef.) ask one’s/our/your/their friends for money.’
U
R n
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(193)
‘Anne and Luke asked for mutual faithfulness of each other.’