Predicate: ruin

Roleset id: ruin.01 , destroy, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

ruin.01: RUIN-V NOTES: Verbnet predicts an instrumental subject. They also bring thedistinction between agent and instrument down to intentionality, whichwe've been trying to avoid. If you feel you can consistently makethat decision, go ahead; otherwise only use arg2 when there is also anarg0. (from ruin.01-v) RUIN-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on ruin-v.01. Corresponds to VNcls destroy-44. (from ruin.01-n)


ruin (n.)
ruin (v.)Bungling


        verb frame's arg2-instrument omitted based on infrequency in noun corpus. Use MNR if it comes up. Arg2-attribute added based on predicted occurance. (from ruin.01-n)
        Arg0-PAG: ruiner (vnrole: 44-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: ruined thing (vnrole: 44-patient)
        Arg2-VSP: attribute of arg1 that is being ruined (if in addition to arg1)

Example: no instrument

        Program traders argue that a reinstatement of the rule would ruin the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets.

        Arg0: a reinstatement of the rule
        Argm-mod: would
        Rel: ruin
        Arg1: the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets

Example: mnr for instrument

        Mary ruined John's fragile self-esteem with a single dirty look.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: ruined
        Arg1: John's fragile self-esteem
        Argm-mnr: with a single dirty look

Example: args 1 and 2

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

        There are other arguments, which the most obtuse cannot ignore, against a policy of spreading and encouraging further the economic ruin of great countries.

        Arg2: economic
        Rel: ruin
        Arg1: of great countries

Example: args 0 and 1

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

        For Claudius, his ruin of Gertrude comes when he marries her simply for power.

        Arg0: his
        Rel: ruin
        Arg1: of Gertrude