Roleset id: offset.01 , balance out, lessen the impact of, Source: , vncls: , framnet: offset.01: OFFSET-V NOTES: Frames file for 'offset' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No access to verbnet, not that I think it'd be in there anyway. No comparison (not even to 'set'). (from offset.01-v predicate notes) OFFSET-N NOTES: Based on sentences in nouns-00040. Comparison to offset.01-v. No VN or FN classes. Framed by Katie. (from offset.01-n)
Arg0-PAG: intentional agent
Arg1-GOL: thing whose impact we want to lessen
Arg2-PPT: balanced by
Example: with agentive subject
*trace*-1 To offset sluggish sales growth, companies-1 have been cutting staff, mostly through attrition, and slowing the growth in research and development spending.
Arg1: sluggish sales growth
Example: instrumental subject
Earnings at Xerox's financial-services operations actually rose slightly, but that was largely because capital gains at Crum& Forster offset Hurricane Hugo payments and the reserves set up to cover future payments.
Arg2: capital gains at Crum& Forster
Arg1: Hurricane Hugo payments and the reserves set up to cover future payments
Example: passivized instrumental subject
[The charges]-1 are offset *trace*-1 in part by a gain from the sale of the company's construction division.
Argm-mnr: in part
Arg2: by a gain from the sale of the company's construction division
Example: arg2 (because you are offseting forset depletion with reforestation)
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns
The solutions they formally proposed included lead / sulfur taxes , conservation and recycling incentives , reforestation offsets , transferable pollution permits , an ecological bank to finance pollution - reduction credits , and debt - for - environment swaps .