Predicate: excuse

Roleset id: excuse.01 , relieve of guilt, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

excuse.01: EXCUSE-V NOTES: This actually is rather different than pardon, so perhaps thedifferent classes are appropriate. (from excuse.01-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
excuse (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: excuser (vnrole: 33-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: excused (vnrole: 33-Theme)
        Arg2-PRD: crime (vnrole: 33-Attribute)

Example: all args

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

        Courts have ruled that taxpayers must submit to TCMP audits, but the IRS will excuse from the fullscale rigors anyone who was audited without change for either 1986 or 1987.

        Arg0: the IRS
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: excuse
        Arg2: from the fullscale rigors
        Arg1: anyone who was audited without change for either 1986 or 1987

Example: missing excused

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

        A GOP Senate fund-raising letter from Sen. Burns of Montana is made to appear personally written, and its opening line is, ``Please *trace* excuse my handwriting.''

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: excuse
        Arg2: my handwriting

Example: missing agent

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        In other earthquake-related news, [Hambrecht& Quist's OTC market makers]-1 were excused *trace*-1 from trading yesterday and its positions were frozen for the day by the National Association of Securities Dealers.

        Argm-loc: In other earthquake-related news
        Rel: excused
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg2: from trading
        Argm-tmp: yesterday

Example: social construct

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

        "*trace* Excuse me," John said after emitting a thunderclap-like belch at the dinner table.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: excuse
        Arg1: me

Roleset id: excuse.02 , explanation offered to obtain foregiveness, justify, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

excuse.02: EXCUSE-N NOTES: Roleset based on instances in BOLT p01, part 4. This is etymologically, but no longer syntactically related to the verb excuse.01. WordSketch provides no indication that "excuse" is ever used in the sense expressed by verb excuse: to relieve from responsibility, etc. (from excuse.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
excuse (n.)
make_excuse (l.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: person offering excuse
        Arg1-PPT: excuse for what? wrongdoing
        Arg2-MNR: mention of excuse itself
        Arg3-GOL: listener, excuse made to whom?

Example: Args 1, 2 within LVC

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

        I also have to wonder about the excuse *ICH*-3 made for the Dems voting for this [that they had to do it to look strong on security]-3.

        Rel: excuse
        Argm-lvb: made
        Arg1: for the Dems voting for this
        Arg2: *ICH*-3 ([that they had to do it to look strong on security]-3.)

Example: Nominal, Args 0, 1, 3

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

        I spoke with one of the women he had an affair with and his excuse to her for why he couldn't visit her was that his dad had died and he had to go to his funeral.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: excuse
        Arg3: to her
        Arg1: for why he couldn't visit her