Predicate: continue

Roleset id: continue.01 , aspectual, continuing of a process; aspectual, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

continue.01: CONTINUE-V NOTES: Based on survey of initial sentences from big corpus, with comparison to 'keep'. Member of VNcls continue-55.3, sustain-55.6. (from continue.01-v) CONTINUATION-N NOTES: (from continuation.01-n)


continue (v.)Process_continue Activity_ongoing
continuation (n.)


        Arg1 may require concatenation in aspectual usages. (from continue.01-v)
        Arg0-PAG: causer of continuation (vnrole: 55.3-agent, 55.6-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing continuing (vnrole: 55.3-theme, 55.6-theme, 55.3-theme, 55.6-theme)

Example: agent and event

        Investors-1 continue *trace*-1 to pour cash into money funds.

        Arg0: Investors
        Rel: continue
        Arg1: *trace* to pour cash into money funds

Example: event, no agent

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

        [New loans]-1 continue *-1 to slow; they were $6.6 million in the quarter compared with $361.8 million a year ago.

        Rel: continue
        Arg1: [[New loans]-1 ], [*-1 to slow]

Example: arg as noun

        ...if the current yield continues for a year.

        Arg1: the current yield
        Rel: continues
        Argm-tmp: for a year

Example: just an agent-thingy

        She became an abortionist accidentally, and continued because ...

        Arg0: she
        Rel: continued
        Argm-cau: because ...

Example: Arg0,1

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

        The member must request their continuation of coverage in writing within 60 days following change in employment.

        Arg0: their
        Rel: continuation
        Arg1: of coverage

Roleset id: continue.02 , speaking, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

continue.02: CONTINUE-V NOTES: No VNcls. (from continue.02-v)


continue (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: sayer
        Arg1-PPT: utterance
        Arg2-GOL: hearer
        Arg3-PRD: attributive

Example: transitive

        A Lorillard spokeswoman continued "This is an old story."

        Arg0: A Lorillard spokeswoman
        Rel: continued
        Arg1: "This is an old story."

Example: fronted

        [Kent cigarettes were sold]-1, the company continued *Trace*-1

        Arg0: the company
        Rel: continued
        Arg1: *Trace*-1

Example: inverted

        [What matters is what advertisers will pay]-1, continued *Trace*-1 Newsweek's chairman

        Rel: continued
        Arg1: *Trace*-1
        Arg0: Newsweek's chairman

Example: split

        ["What you have to understand," continued John *trace*-1, "is that Philly literally stinks."]-1

        Arg0: John
        Arg1: *trace*-1

Example: with listener

        John continued to Mary: "you're an idiot."

        Arg0: John
        Rel: continued
        Arg2: to Mary
        Arg1: "you're an idiot."

Example: weird, attributive usage: (probably impossible)

        "Well that's odd," continued John about the disappearance of his nose.

        Arg1: "Well that's odd,"
        Rel: continued
        Arg0: John
        Arg3: about the disappearance of his nose.