Roleset id: shear.01 , slice off, as with scissors, Source: , vncls: , framnet: shear.01: SHEAR-V NOTES: Member of Vncls wipe_instr-10.4.2-1. (from shear.01-v)
Arg0-PAG: agent of cutting (vnrole: 10.4.2-1-Agent)
Arg1-PPT: thing cut, smaller piece (vnrole: 10.4.2-1-Theme)
Arg2-DIR: whole, source (vnrole: 10.4.2-1-Initial_Location)
Arg3-MNR: instrument (vnrole: 10.4.2-1-Instrument)
Example: the one example
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle
One old building, the Golden State Bank Building on Front Street, had [its yellow brick facade]-1 sheared [*-1]off by the shock of the quake, leaving a wedge of its third floor open to the air, while piles of dusty bricks tumbled to the street below narrowly missing rush-hour pedestrians and cars.
Arg3: by the shock of the quake
Argm-adv: leaving a wedge of its third floor open to the air, while piles of dusty bricks tumbled to the street below narrowly missing rush-hour pedestrians and cars
Example: with agent and whole
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
John sheared the top off the chocolate cake.
Arg1: the top
Arg2: off the chocolate cake