Predicate: offer

Roleset id: offer.01 , transaction, proposal, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

offer.01: OFFER-V NOTES: equally:Careful with "for" phrases:Theoretically also with benefactive (but I doubt we'll see any): (from offer.01-v) OFFERING-N NOTES: Added due to expansion of Nombank. Comparison to 'offer.01'. Vn class future_having-13.3 and reflexive_appearance-48.1.2. Fn class offering. Framed by Katie. (from offering.01-n) OFFER-N NOTES: Based on verb entry offer.01. Corresponds to VN Classes future_having-13.3, reflexive_appearance-48.1.2. (from offer.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
offering (n.)offering
offer (n.)
offer (v.)
make_offer (l.)

Roles:

        This actually conflates two senses, the "buy" sense and the "sell" sense. In the "buy" sense you offer cash for some commodity; in the "sell" sense you offer some commodity and hope to get some cash for it. Thus the "direct object" will vary between Arg1 and Arg2. (from offer.01-v)
        Arg0-PAG: entity offering (vnrole: 13.3-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: commodity (vnrole: 13.3-theme)
        Arg2-VSP: price
        Arg3-GOL: benefactive or entity offered to (vnrole: 13.3-goal)

Example: ditransitive

        A solicitous Christian chauffeur offers the hero God's phone number.

        Arg0: A solicitous Christian chauffeur
        Rel: offers
        Arg3: the hero
        Arg1: God's phone number

Example: PP benefactive

        A solicitous Christian chauffeur offers God's phone number to the hero.

        Arg0: A solicitous Christian chauffeur
        Rel: offers
        Arg1: God's phone number
        Arg3: to the hero

Example: cash as direct object

        Temple offered $50 million for Sea Containers

        Arg0: Temple
        Rel: offered
        Arg2: $50 million
        Arg1: for Sea Containers

Example: commodity as direct object

        Coche-Dury offered its 1987 Corton-Charlemagne for $155.

        Arg0: Coche-Dury
        Rel: offered
        Arg1: its 1987 Corton-Charlemagne
        Arg2: for $155

Example: for-phrase as price

        The company offers a word-processing package for $100.

        Arg0: The company
        Rel: offers
        Arg1: a word-processing package
        Arg2: for $100

Example: for-phrase included in commodity

        The company offers a word-processing package for personal computers.

        Arg0: The company
        Rel: offers
        Arg1: a word-processing package for personal computers

Example: arg1 as infinitive

        New England Electric offered $2 billion to acquire PS of New Hampshire.

        Arg0: New England Electric
        Rel: offered
        Arg2: $2 billion
        Arg1: to acquire PS of New Hampshire

Example: contrasting with above

        New England Electric offered $2 billion for PS of New Hampshire.

        Arg0: New England Electric
        Rel: offered
        Arg2: $2 billion
        Arg1: for PS of New Hampshire

Example: another arg1 as infinitive

        Fujitsu essentially offered *trace* to do it for free.

        Arg0: Fujitsu
        Argm-adv: essentially
        Rel: offered
        Arg1: *trace* to do it for free.

Example: benefactive direct object

        John offered Mary to rub her shoulders

        Arg0: John
        Rel: offered
        Arg3: Mary
        Arg1: to rub her shoulders

Example: Arg 1 (most common)

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

        An offering of common shares

        Rel: offering
        Arg1: of common shares

Example: With a benefactive

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

        The proposed initial public offering of common stock of RMI Titanium Co.

        Argm-tmp: intial
        Arg3: public
        Rel: offering
        Arg1: of common stock of RMI Titanium Co.

Example: With Price

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

        a $1.6 billion offering for TW Food Services Inc.

        Arg2: a $1.6 billion
        Rel: offering
        Arg1: for TW Food Services Inc.

Example: Arg 1 before the noun (Be careful, this can be confused with arg 0 and benefactive. Read the sentence for context clues!)

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

        Also, the TW offering includes interest-deferred and pay-in-kind securities, which are currently unpopular.

        Arg1: TW
        Rel: offering

Example: And finally, an arg 0

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

        The offerings by exxon Capital Corp, Xerox Corp, and Citicorp

        Rel: offerings
        Arg0: by exxon Capital Corp, Xerox Corp, and Citicorp

Example: Within LVC

        The rights plan would be triggered if [a person or group]-2 acquires 20 % or more of the common shares outstanding without *PRO*-2 making an offer to all shareholders .

        Arg0: *PRO*-2
        Argm-lvb: making
        Rel: offer
        Arg3: to all shareholders

Example: Args 0 & 1

        She began writing the book when Y& R turned down her offer to write for the show.

        Arg0: her
        Rel: offer
        Arg1: to write for the show

Example: Args 1, 2

        Pierce backed off, however, and instead renewed the offer to buy the island for $130 million.

        Rel: offer
        Arg1: to buy the island
        Arg2: for $130 million