Roleset id: attempt.01 , try, Source: , vncls: , framnet: attempt.01: ATTEMPT-V NOTES: Member of Vncls try-61. Comparison with 'try'. (from attempt.01-v) ATTEMPT-N NOTES: Based on sentences in nouns-9998. Comparison to attempt.01-v. VN class try-61. FN class attempt. Framed by Katie. (from attempt.01-n)
Arg2 'benefactive' might appear. (from attempt.01-v)
Arg0-PAG: Agent/Entity Trying (vnrole: 61-Agent)
Arg1-PPT: thing tried (vnrole: 61-Theme, 61-Theme)
Example: sentential attempt
Mr. Nichol said he was ``extremely disappointed in the continuing deterioration of the company's operations while it attempted to conclude the reorganization during the past four months.''
Arg1: to conclude the reorganization during the past four months
Example: nominal attempt
Investment bankers following UAL agree that the strongest impetus for an eventual deal is that the pilots have been attempting a buy-out for more than two years, and aren't likely to stop, having come so close to success.
Arg0: the pilots
Arg1: a buy-out
Argm-tmp: for more than two years
Example: both args
a management buy-out attempt
an attempt to speed deficit-reduction through Congress
Arg1: to speed deficit-reduction through Congress
Example: One more with both args
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns
Congress' attempt to deny the president the funding necessary to execute certain of his duties and prerogatives specified in Article II of the Constitution.
Arg1: to deny the president the funding necessary to execute certain of his duties and prerogatives specified in Article II of the Constitution.