Predicate: decline

Roleset id: decline.01 , fall, , Source: , vncls: , framnet:

decline.01: DECLINE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'decline' based on survey of initial sentences in big corpus and comparison with 'fall' beware of adjectival usages like: "declining interest rates" (from decline.01-v predicate notes) DECLINE-N NOTES: (from decline.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
decline (v.)
decline (n.)

Roles:

        Arg1-PPT: Logical subject, patient, thing declining (vnrole: 45.6-1-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT, amount declined by (vnrole: 45.6-1-extent)
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point, end state of arg1
        Arg5-LOC: specific aspect of arg1 in decline

Example: unaccusative

        ..if interest rates decline

        Arg1: interest rates
        Rel: decline

Example: with EXT

        Backlogs declined 0.3%

        Arg1: Backlogs
        Rel: declined
        Arg2: 0.2%

Example: with EXT and end point

        Its net income declining 42% to $121 million in the first 9 months of 1989

        Arg1: Its net income
        Rel: declining
        Arg2: 42%
        Arg4: to $121 million
        Argm-tmp: in the first 9 months of 1989

Example: with start point

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

        But she expects prices to rebound soon and is telling investorsshe expects the stock market won't decline more than 10 % to 15 %[*U*] from recent highs.

        Arg1: the stock market
        Argm-mod: wo
        Argm-neg: n't
        Rel: decline
        Arg2: more than 10 % to 15 % [*U*]
        Arg3: from recent highs

Roleset id: decline.02 , demure, turn down, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

decline.02: DECLINE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'decline' based on survey of initial sentences in big corpus and comparison with 'fall' beware of adjectival usages like: "declining interest rates" (from decline.02-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
decline (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: entity turning down
        Arg1-PPT: thing turned down

Example: arg1 as verbal

        [A spokesman]-1 declined *trace*-1 to elaborate

        Arg0: A spokesman
        Rel: declined
        Arg1: *trace* to elaborate

Example: Arg1 as NP

        A Johnson& Johnson spokesman declined comment.

        Arg0: A Johnson& Johnson spokesman
        Rel: declined
        Arg1: comment