Predicate: sneer

Roleset id: sneer.01 , sneer, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sneer.01: SNEER-V NOTES: hand-checked by Kevin. Member of VNcls nonverbal_expression-40.2. (from sneer.01-v)


sneer (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: sneerer, agent (vnrole: 40.2-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: theme (usually redundant, e.g., "a sneer") (vnrole: 40.2-Theme)
        Arg2-CAU: cause of or reason for sneering (vnrole: 40.2-Theme)
        Arg3-GOL: recipient of sneer, sneered-at (vnrole: 40.2-Recipient)

Example: regular usage (with theme)

        She sneered her contempt at her little sister's efforts.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: sneered
        Arg1: her contempt
        Arg2: at her little sister's effort

Example: all args

        person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: participle

        She sneered a nasty sneer at her little sister for her effort.

        Arg0: She
        Rel: sneered
        Arg1: a nasty sneer
        Arg3: at her little sister
        Arg2: for her effort