Predicate: persist

Roleset id: persist.01 , continue, continuing relentlessly, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

persist.01: PERSIST-V NOTES: The torment of Mary is what is really persisting; John is simplycausing that torment to continue. (from persist.01-v) PERSISTENT-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on SMS. (from persistent.01-j)


persist (v.)
persistent (j.)
persistence (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: causal agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing continuing, persisting (vnrole: 47.1-1-Theme)

Example: typically ergative

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

        They said they expect the bearish mood to persist a while longer, as trading volume is falling toward the end of the year and the market is becoming more volatile.

        Arg1: the bearish mood
        Rel: persist
        Argm-tmp: a while longer

Example: with agent

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

        John persists in tormenting Mary.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: persists
        Arg1: in tormenting Mary