rompere

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(74)
Mario ruppe il bicchiere con il pallone.
Mario
Mario
rupp-e
break.PST-3SG
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
bicchier-e
glass-M.SG
con
with
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
pallon-e
ball-M.SG
‘Mario broke the glass with the ball.’
(763)
Il bambino ruppe la finestra con la palla.
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
bambin-o
child-M.SG
rupp-e
break.PST-3SG
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
finestr-a
window-F.SG
con
with
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
pall-a
ball-F.SG
‘The child broke the window with the ball.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# BREAK Coding set Argument type
1 breaker V.subj A
2 broken thing Ø P
3 breaking instrument con+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R y
(71)
‘The glass broke immediately.’
(73)
‘The pot broke.’
C
R y
(77)
‘The seal of your box has been broken.’
C
R y
(144)
‘One/We/They (indef.) broke the Easter egg to see the surprise.’
C
R y
(80)
‘Mary broke her wrist skiing.’
U
N n
C
N y
C
R y
(79)
‘The Easter egg is broken like this.’
U
N n
C
N y
U
R n
(764)
‘The ball broke the window.’
C
N y
U
N n
U
R n
C
N y
C
R y
(75)
‘One breaks/We/You/They (indef.) break one’s/our/your/their wrist skiing.’
(78)
‘We broke each other's pencils.’
C
M y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(76)
‘The children broke each other’s pencils.’