Roleset id: continue.01 , aspectual, Source: , vncls: 55.3 55.6, framnet: Process_continue , Activity_ongoingcontinue.01: Based on survey of initial sentences from big corpus, with comparison to 'keep'. Member of VNcls continue-55.3, sustain-55.6.
Arg1 may require concatenation in aspectual usages.
Arg0-PAG: causer of continuation (vnrole: 55.3-agent, 55.6-agent)
Arg1-PPT: thing continuing (vnrole: 55.3-theme, 55.6-theme, 55.3-theme, 55.6-theme)
Example: agent and event
Investors-1 continue *trace*-1 to pour cash into money funds.
Arg1: *trace* to pour cash into money funds
Example: event, no agent
The loans have no control over whether they continue slowing or not;this is different from the investors above who can control theirpouring of cash. In these cases, when there is an index back to the raised subject (subject of continue) present in the S-node sentential complement of continue, only annotate the S node as arg1!
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns
[New loans]-1 continue *-1 to slow; they were $6.6 million in the quarter compared with $361.8 million a year ago.
Arg1: [[New loans]-1 ], [*-1 to slow]
Example: arg as noun
...if the current yield continues for a year.
Arg1: the current yield
Argm-tmp: for a year
Example: just an agent-thingy
The idea is the verbal part of the continued event is unstated: "she continued to be an abortionist."
She became an abortionist accidentally, and continued because ...
Argm-cau: because ...
Roleset id: continue.02 , speaking, Source: , vncls: , framnet: -continue.02: No VNcls.
A Lorillard spokeswoman continued "This is an old story."
Arg0: A Lorillard spokeswoman
Arg1: "This is an old story."
[Kent cigarettes were sold]-1, the company continued *Trace*-1
Arg0: the company
[What matters is what advertisers will pay]-1, continued *Trace*-1 Newsweek's chairman
Arg0: Newsweek's chairman
["What you have to understand," continued John *trace*-1, "is that Philly literally stinks."]-1
Example: with listener
John continued to Mary: "you're an idiot."
Arg2: to Mary
Arg1: "you're an idiot."
Example: weird, attributive usage: (probably impossible)
"Well that's odd," continued John about the disappearance of his nose.
Arg1: "Well that's odd,"
Arg3: about the disappearance of his nose.