surprise.01: SURPRISE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'surprise' based on sentences in financial subcorpus, BOLT-1. Member of VNcls amuse-31.1 (from surprise.01-v) SURPRISE-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on nouns corpus. Corresponds to VNcls amuse-31.1. (from surprise.01-n) SURPRISED-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on SMS. (from surprised.01-j) SURPRISING-J NOTES: Automatically created by Julia as an alias file for unification. (from surprising.01-j)
Arg0-PAG: surpriser (vnrole: 31.1-stimulus)
Arg1-PPT: person surprised (vnrole: 31.1-experiencer)
Arg2-MNR: instrument (if in addition to arg0)
Example: active transitive verbal
BellSouth's revised proposal surprised many industry analysts, especially because of the company's willingness to accept some dilution of future earnings .
Arg0: BellSouth's revised proposal
Arg1: many industry analysts
Argm-cau: especially because of the company's willingness to accept some dilution of future earnings
Example: passivized verbal
That is why [everybody]-1 was a little surprised *trace*-1 by the storm of sell orders from small private investors,'' said Norbert Braeuer, a senior trader for Hessische Landesbank.
Argm-adv: a little
Arg0: by the storm of sell orders from small private investors
Example: adjectival, sentential causer
``Over the next couple of years we would not be surprised to see Europe and international sales represent 50% of the company's revenues,'' he said.
Arg0: to see Europe and international sales represent 50% of the company's revenues
Example: adjectival, PP causer
Analysts, who were expecting Alcoa to post around $2.70 to $3 a share, were surprised at the lackluster third-quarter results.
Arg1: Analysts, who were expecting Alcoa to post around $2.70 to $3 a share,
Arg0: at the lackluster third-quarter results
John surprised Mary with breakfast in bed on her birthday--it made quite a mess on her sheets, though.
Arg2: with breakfast in bed
Argm-tmp: on her birthday
Example: both args
Tamzin Outhwaite has told of her surprise at hitting the headlines over light-hearted remarks she made about David Beckham.
Arg0: at hitting the headlines over light-hearted remarks she made about David Beckham
Example: just arg1
Jeff any surprises to you ?
Arg1: to you