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: Questioningask.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.
Arg0-PAG: asker (vnrole: 37.1.2-agent)
Arg1-PPT: question (vnrole: 37.1.2-topic)
Arg2-GOL: hearer (vnrole: 37.1.2-recipient)
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
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.
Arg1: about this law he tried to pass
Example: proof of hearer as arg2
John asked a question of his professor.
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: Requestask.02: VN updated by Julia. Member of Vncls order-60-1, beg-58.2, urge-58.1.
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.
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
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.
Arg3-VSP: asking price
The company was asking $100 million for an operation said to be loseing about $20 million a year.
Arg0: The company
Arg3: $100 million
Arg1: for an operation said to be losing about $20 million a year.
Roleset id: ask.04 , invite on a date, Source: -, vncls: , framnet: -ask.04: Added by Julia based on BOLT. No VNcls.
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 .
Rel: [Asking] [out]
Arg2: for a cuppa