Predicate: ask

ask: Frames file for 'ask' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'say'

Roleset id: ask.01 , ask a question, Source: , vncls: 37.1.2, framnet: Questioning

ask.01: Please refer to the 'say' frames for the proper handling of the'inverted' and 'fronted' cases. Member of VN class Inquire-37.1.2.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: asker (vnrole: 37.1.2-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: question (vnrole: 37.1.2-topic)
        Arg2-GOL: hearer (vnrole: 37.1.2-recipient)
        Arg3-PRD: attributive

Example: direct question

        The mathematics section of the widely used California Achievement Test asks fifth graders "What is another name for the Roman numeral IX?"

        Arg0: The mathematics section of the widely used California Achievement Test
        Rel: asks
        Arg2: fifth graders
        Arg1: "What is another name for the Roman numeral IX?"

Example: indirect question

        *trace* ask him about this law he tried to pass.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: ask
        Arg2: him
        Arg1: about this law he tried to pass

Example: proof of hearer as arg2

        John asked a question of his professor.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: asked
        Arg1: a question
        Arg2: of his professor

Roleset id: ask.02 , ask a favor, ask a request, ask for, Source: , vncls: 58.2 58.1 60-1, framnet: Request

ask.02: VN updated by Julia. Member of Vncls order-60-1, beg-58.2, urge-58.1.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: asker (vnrole: 58.2-agent, 58.1-agent, 60-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: favor (vnrole: 58.2-topic, 58.1-topic, 60-1-topic)
        Arg2-GOL: hearer (vnrole: 58.2-recipient, 58.1-recipient, 60-1-recipient)

Example: say please

        Argentina will ask creditor banks to halve its foreign debt of $64 billion.

        Arg0: Argentina
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: ask
        Arg2: creditor banks
        Arg1: to halve its foreign debt of $64 billion.

Example: no hearer

        The National Institutes of Health asked for an HHS review of its plan to implant fetal tissue into the brain of a patient suffering from Alzheimers.

        Arg0: The National Institutes of Health
        Rel: asked
        Arg1: for an HHS review of its plan to implant fetal tissue into the brain of a patient suffering from Alzheimers.

Roleset id: ask.03 , buying and selling, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

ask.03: The buyer may or may not appear in any sentences; I included it forcompleteness and comparability to 'sell'. No corresponding VN class.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: seller
        Arg1-PPT: commodity
        Arg2-GOL: buyer
        Arg3-VSP: asking price

Example: toldja

        The company was asking $100 million for an operation said to be loseing about $20 million a year.

        Arg0: The company
        Rel: asking
        Arg3: $100 million
        Arg1: for an operation said to be losing about $20 million a year.


Predicate: ask_out

Roleset id: ask.04 , invite on a date, Source: -, vncls: , framnet: -

ask.04: Added by Julia based on BOLT. No VNcls.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: inviter
        Arg1-GOL: invitee
        Arg2-PPT: the invitation (do what/go where)

Example: all args

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

        *PRO* Asking her out for a cuppa could be a good idea , although I do n't want to do that just as a way of saying sorry .

        Arg0: *PRO*
        Rel: [Asking] [out]
        Arg1: her
        Arg2: for a cuppa