riempire

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With this verb, the instrumental complement can also be introduced by the preposition di, with co-occurence restrictions on the definiteness of the related nominal.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(328)
Anna riempì il modulo con i suoi dati.
Anna
Anne
riemp-ì
fill-PST.3SG
il
ART.DEF.M.SG
modul-o
form-M.SG
con
with
i
ART.DEF.M.PL
suo-i
her-M.PL
dat-i
generality-M.PL
‘Anne filled in the form with her generalities.’
(326)
Anna ha riempito la sua casa di quadri.
Anna
Anne
ha
have.PRS.3SG
riempi-t-o
fill-PP-M.SG
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
cas-a
house-F.SG
di
of
quadr-i
picture-M.PL
‘Anne has filled her house with pictures.’
(351)
La casa va riempita di quadri.
la
ART.DEF.F.SG
cas-a
house-F.SG
va
go.PRS.3SG
riempi-t-a
fill-PP-F.SG
di
of
quadr-i
picture-M.PL
‘The house is to be filled with pictures.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FILL Coding set Argument type
1 filler V.subj A
2 filled container Ø P
3 filling material con+NP I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
M n
(669)
‘Fruit fills (one) immediately.’
C
R y
(340)
‘The container is filled from the bottom with water.’
(627)
‘The house is filled with pictures.’
C
N y
C
R y
(332)
‘The house filled with pictures in a short while.’
(338)
‘The can is to be filled in this way.’
U
N n
C
R y
(332)
‘The house filled with pictures in a short while.’
C
R y
(330)
‘Anne filled her house with pictures.’
U
R n
(628)
‘The house was filled with pictures. / The paintings filled the house.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
C
R y
(336)
‘One fills one’s house/We/You/They(indef.) fill our/your/their houses with things.’
U
R n
C
R y
(334)
‘Luke is filling himself with junk food.’
C
R y
(342)
‘One fills one’s mouth/You fill your mouth/We/they(indef) fill our/your/their mouths with empty words.’
C
R y
(629)
‘One was/We/You/They (indef.) were filled with false promises.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
R y
(630)
‘Anne and Luke filled each other’s wine glasses.’