Predicate: become

become: Frames file for 'become' based on sentences in wsj. No Verbnet entry.

Roleset id: become.01 , change of state, Source: , vncls: , framnet:


        Arg1-PPT: entity changing
        Arg2-PRD: new state

Example: all examples look like this

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Plans that give advertisers discounts for maintaining orincreasing ad spending have become permanent fixtures at the newsweeklies and underscore the fierce competition between Newsweek, TimeWarner Inc.'s Time magazine, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman's U.S. News& World Report.

        Arg1: Plans that give advertisers discounts for maintaining or increasing ad spending
        Rel: become
        Arg2: permanent fixtures at the news weeklies

Roleset id: become.02 , bogus interpretation, Source: , vncls: , framnet:


Example: bogus example

        This is properly not a verb at all, but it will almost certainly by misparsed as one. It has no argument structure.
        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        That dress is very becoming on John.

Roleset id: become.03 , auxiliary, Source: , vncls: , framnet:


        do not tag--no arguments! Remember-- aux usages will be followed by a VP node, rather than an NP or ADJ node.

Example: became known (note that a trace follows the subsequent verb)

        Do not tag!
        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: full

        [They]-1 become known *trace*-1 as The Eight Great Outlaws.

        Rel: become

Example: again, note the trace after second verb. 'intertwined' is in a VP node

        person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: participle

        It is time to recognize that [the New York Stock Exchange , the futures markets and the options markets]-1 , though physically separate , have actually become so closely intertwined *trace*-1 as to constitute one market effectively .

        Rel: become

Example: Bork Bork Bork

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

        One can understand Mr. Bork 's fear that [the new right to privacy]-1 will become intolerably stretched *trace*-1.

        Rel: become