Predicate: amuse

Roleset id: amuse.01 , cause mirth, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

amuse.01: AMUSE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'amuse' based on wsj; adjectival 'amusing' based on BOLT-4,5. Member of VNcls amuse-31.1. (from amuse.01-v) AMUSEMENT-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry amuse.01, OntoNotes grouping amusement-n senses 1& 2; maps to VN class amuse-31.1. Framed by Claire. (from amusement.01-n) AMUSING-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from amusing.01-j)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
amuse (v.)Cause_to_experience Emotion_directed
amusement (n.)
amusing (j.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: causer of mirth (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: mirthful entity (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument

Example: amuse-v: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Better to look in the corners for performances that [*T*-1] inspire or amuse.

        Argm-slc: that -> performances
        Arg0: [*T*-1] (= that)
        Rel: amuse

Example: amuse-v: arg0 as SBAR

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        I-2 was amused *trace*-2 [*-2] to read your recent news stories on the banking industry's reserve additions and concomitant threats to cease making new loans to less-developed countries.

        Rel: amused
        Arg1: *trace*-2 (= I)
        Arg0: [*-2] to read your recent news stories on the banking industry's reserve additions and concomitant threats to cease making new loans to less-developed countries

Example: amuse-v: all args

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John can amuse himself for hours with a piece of yarn.

        Arg0: John
        Argm-mod: can
        Rel: amuse
        Arg1-rec: himself
        Argm-tmp: for hours
        Arg2: with a piece of yarn

Example: amusing-j

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Michael Atherton is a superb commentator as he is articulate , amusing and very knowledgeable and I wish that they would make him the front man and pension off Mr Gower .

        Arg0: he
        Rel: amusing

Example: amusement-n: Args 0 & 1

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        We could not hide our amusement at John's phony French accent.

        Arg1: our
        Rel: amusement
        Arg0: at John's phony French accent.

Example: amusement-n: Arg 1 only

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Bob plays the piano just for his own amusement.

        Arg1: his
        Rel: amusement

Example: amusement-n: With instrument

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John's amusement of the crowd with singing and jokes was a big hit.

        Arg0: John's
        Rel: amusement
        Arg1: of the crowd
        Arg2: with singing and jokes