Predicate: shear

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)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
shear (v.)
shearing (n.)

Roles:

        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.

        Rel: sheared
        Argm-prd: off
        Arg1: [*-1]
        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.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: sheared
        Arg1: the top
        Arg2: off the chocolate cake