Predicate: purchase

Roleset id: purchase.01 , buy, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

purchase.01: PURCHASE-V NOTES: Based on large corpus. Member of Vncls obtain-13.5.2-1. comparison with buy. Checked by Julia, 10/2010. (from purchase.01-v) PURCHASE-N NOTES: Roleset based on verb entry purchase.01, and OntoNotes sense grouping purchase.01; maps to VN class obtain-13.5.2-1. Framed by Claire. (from purchase.01-n)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
purchase (v.)Commerce_buy
purchase (n.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: purchaser (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing purchased (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-theme)
        Arg2-DIR: seller (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-source)
        Arg3-VSP: price paid (vnrole: 13.5.2-1-asset)
        Arg4-GOL: benefactive

Example: Basic transitive

        They purchased $2.4 billion in Fannie Mae bonds

        Arg0: They
        Rel: purchased
        Arg1: $2.4 billion in Fannie Mae bonds

Example: With price (often subtle):

        ...most-1 purchased *trace*-1 at nominal prices...

        Rel: purchased
        Arg1: *trace*-1
        Arg3: at nominal prices

Example: With seller:

        The company purchased a wheel-loader from Dresser.

        Arg0: The company
        Rel: purchased
        Arg1: a wheel-loader
        Arg2: from Dresser

Example: With benefactive:

        John purchased a dozen roses for his mother

        Arg0: John
        Rel: purchased
        Arg1: a dozen roses
        Arg4: for his mother

Example: With purpose clause:

        The company purchased sugar on the world market to meet export commitments

        Arg0: The company
        Rel: purchased
        Arg1: sugar
        Argm-loc: on the world market
        Argm-prp: to meet export commitments

Example: Lots of arguments

        General Electric Co. 's rail-car leasing unit completed the $178.5 million purchase of similar businesses from LeucadiaNational Corp. and Brae Corp. , 74%-owned by Leucadia

        Arg3: $ 178.5 million
        Rel: purchase
        Arg1: of similar businesses
        Arg2: from Leucadia National Corp. and Brae Corp. , 74%-owned by Leucadia

Example: NP only, with purchaser

        its $ 750 million purchase of a 15 % stake in UAL

        Arg0: its
        Arg3: $ 750 million
        Rel: purchase
        Arg1: of a 15 % stake in UAL

Example: With "by" preposition for arg0

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

        The courts may rule that purchase of the smaller company by the larger is monopolistic.

        Rel: purchase
        Arg1: of the smaller company
        Arg0: by the larger

Example: With beneficiary argument

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

        Chloe was forced to ask her husband to make the $700 purchase for her.

        Arg3: $700
        Rel: purchase
        Arg4: for her.