Predicate: pave

Roleset id: pave.01 , cover a wide flat surface, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pave.01: PAVE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'pave' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 9.8, Framenet entry Adorning. (from pave.01-v predicate notes)


pave (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: applier of cover, agent (vnrole: 9.8-agent)
        Arg1-GOL: surface (vnrole: 9.8-destination)
        Arg2-PPT: paving material (vnrole: 9.8-theme)

Example: passive

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

        We have as much nostalgia as anyone for those leafy, breezy days in Washington when honorable men and women dickered over budgets and even log-rolled a bit to see that the bridges got build, roads-1 paved *trace*-1, soldiers paid or that the desperately poor were cared for.

        Rel: paved
        Arg1: *trace*

Example: all args

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

        Tired of mowing, John paved his front yard with asphalt.

        Argm: Tired of mowing
        Arg0: John
        Rel: paved
        Arg1: his front yard
        Arg2: with asphalt

Roleset id: pave.02 , pave the way: prepare, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pave.02: PAVE-V NOTES: Treebank uses at least three different syntaces for this usage. (from pave.02-v)


pave (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: preparer
        Arg1-PPT: the way
        Arg2-PRP: for what

Example: typical usage

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

        Were it true that a weak currency paves the way for trade surpluses, then presumably Argentina would be the center of today's global economy.

        Arg0: a weak currency
        Rel: paves
        Arg1: the way
        Arg2: for trade surpluses