Predicate: surprise

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

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)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
surprised (j.)
surprise (v.)Experiencer_obj Just_found_out
surprising (j.)
surprise (n.)Experiencer_obj Just_found_out

Roles:

        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
        Rel: surprised
        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
        Rel: surprised
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg0: by the storm of sell orders from small private investors

Example: adjectival, no causer

        We're surprised.

        Arg1: We
        Rel: surprised

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.

        Arg1: we
        Argm-mod: would
        Argm-neg: not
        Rel: surprised
        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,
        Rel: surprised
        Arg0: at the lackluster third-quarter results

Example: with instrument

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John surprised Mary with breakfast in bed on her birthday--it made quite a mess on her sheets, though.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: surprised
        Arg1: Mary
        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.

        Arg1: her
        Rel: surprise
        Arg0: at hitting the headlines over light-hearted remarks she made about David Beckham

Example: just arg1

        Jeff any surprises to you ?

        Rel: surprises
        Arg1: to you

Example: interestingly arranged arg0

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Let 's start with that surprise , the malfeasance that is crossing your desk .

        Rel: surprise
        Arg0: the malfeasance that is crossing your desk