Predicate: spur

Roleset id: spur.01 , cause an increase (in interest, etc), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

spur.01: SPUR-V NOTES: Frames file for 'spur' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No verbnet entry. Comparison to 'stimulate' (from spur.01-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
spur (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: cause of increase, agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing increasing
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if agent is also present

Example: instrumental subject

        For the paper industry specifically, most analysts said the deal will spur a wave of paper-company takeovers, possibly involving such companies as Union Camp Corp., Federal Paperboard Co. and Mead Corp.

        Arg2: the deal
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: spur
        Arg1: a wave of paper-company takeovers, possibly involving such companies as Union Camp Corp., Federal Paperboard Co. and Mead Corp

Example: passivized instrumental subject

        [This month's Friday-the-13th market plunge]-1 spurred *trace*-1 by UAL news wasn't as bad for the Jacobson specialists as yesterday's action.

        Rel: spurred
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg2: by UAL news

Example: agentive subject

        Indeed, Winnebago said it-1 started ``several promotional programs'' *trace*-1 to spur retail sales in the fall and winter.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: spur
        Arg1: retail sales

Example: agent and instrument

        Mary spurred John's interest in the ballet by telling him that at the end, one of the swans would be roasted and eaten onstage.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: spurred
        Arg1: John's interest in the ballet
        Arg2: by telling him that at the end, one of the swans would be roasted and eaten onstage.