strappare

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Depending on the context, the predicate can also mean 'tore', rather than 'took away'.
The preposition
a is possible as an alternative to da.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(237)
Luca strappa una pagina dal quaderno.
Luca
Luke
strapp-a
tear-PRS.3SG
un-a
ART.INDF-F.SG
pagin-a
page-F.SG
da-l
from-ART.DEF.M.SG
quadern-o
exercise_book-M.SG
‘Luke is tearing a page from the exercise book.’
(666)
Marco strappò la lettera a Luca.
Marco
Mark
strapp-ò
tear-PST.3SG
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
letter-a
letter-F.SG
a
to
Luca
Luke
‘Mark snatched the letter from Luke.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# TEAR Coding set Argument type
1 tearer V.subj A
2 torn thing Ø P
3 tearing source da+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
R y
(246)
‘The letter was torn up by the teacher.’
C
N y
C
R y
(244)
‘Only rarely are pages to be torn out of exercise books.’
U
N n
C
R y
(241)
‘The trousers got torn.’
C
R y
(239)
‘Luke tore out his hair in despair.’
U
N n
C
R y
(238)
‘Luke tore his trousers by accident.’
C
y
U
N n
C
R y
(243)
‘One tears/We/You/They (indef.) tear too many pages out of one’s/our/your/their exercise books.’
U
R n
C
N y
C
R y
(245)
‘One does not tear out one’s own hair/We/you/they (indef.) do not tear out our/your/their own hair / We/You/They do not tear out each other’s hair.’
C
M y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(240)
‘Anne and Luke are tearing out each other's hair while quarreling.’