Predicate: erase

Roleset id: erase.01 , remove marks, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

erase.01: ERASE-V NOTES: Many times the "agent" is properly felt to be a VP, but the VP itselfis not accessible as a constituent argument. In these cases you'llusually have to take the agent of the VP as the arg0 of 'erase.' (from erase.01-v)


erase (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: eraser (vnrole: 10.4.1-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing erased, mark (vnrole: 10.4.1-1-theme)
        Arg2-DIR: medium, surface (vnrole: 10.4.1-1-source)
        Arg3-MNR: instrument, if separate from arg0

Example: straight transitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        He said that Oliver North of Iran-Contra notoriety thought he had erased his computer but that the information was later retrieved for congressional committees to read.

        Arg0: he
        Rel: erased
        Arg1: his computer

Example: passive, with source

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Moreover, he said, technology now exists for stealing corporate secrets after they-1've been ``erased *trace*-1'' from a computer's memory.

        Rel: erased
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg2: from a computer's memory

Example: VP subject

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

        Mr. Andersson says he is confident that [taking parts of the company public]-1 will help *trace*-1 erase the ``conglomerate stigma'' that has held down Trelleborg's share price.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: erase
        Arg1: the ``conglomerate stigma'' that has held down Trelleborg's share price

Example: ARG3

        She drew a smiley face on the side of her iced tea glass, then erased it with the swipe of a knuckle.

        Arg0: She
        Argm-adv: then
        Rel: erased
        Arg1: it
        Arg3: with the swipe of a knuckle.