decrease: Frames file for 'decrease' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Verbnet entries calibratable_cos-45.6-1 other_cos-45.4, bunches of other framed members. Comparison with (and reversal from) increase.
Roleset id: decrease.01 , go down incrementally, Source: , vncls: 45.4 45.6-1, framnet:
Arg0-PAG: causer of decline, agent (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
Arg1-PPT: thing decreasing (vnrole: 45.4-patient, 45.6-1-patient)
Arg2-EXT: amount decreased by, EXT or MNR (vnrole: 45.6-1-extent)
Arg3-DIR: start point
Arg4-PRD: end point
Example: transitive agentive
Mr. Terra said in the filing that he-1 sold the stock *trace*-1 to decrease his position in the Evanston, Ill., banking concern.
Arg1: his position in the Evanston, Ill., banking concern
Example: passivized with start point
[The size of the issue]-1 was decreased *trace*-1 from an originally planned $95.2 million.
Arg3: from an originally planned $95.2 million
Example: ergative, with extent
Advertising volume at the company's 35 regional newspapers decreased 1.1%.
Arg1: Advertising volume at the company's 35 regional newspapers
Example: ergative with start point
Perhaps most prominent, Dow Chemical Co., which as of midyear had racked up eight consecutive record quarters, is expected to report that profit decreased in the latest quarter from a year earlier, if only by a shade.
Argm-tmp: in the latest quarter
Arg3: from a year earlier
Argm-mnr: if only by a shade
Example: with end point
person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
The number of people receiving regular state benefits in the week ended Sept. 30 decreased to a seasonally adjusted 2,202,000, or 2.2 % of those covered [*] by unemployment insurance, from 2,205,000 the previous week, when the insured unemployment rate also was 2.2 % [*T*-1].
Arg1: The number of people receiving regular state benefits in the week ended Sept. 30
Arg4: to a seasonally adjusted 2,202,000, or 2.2 % of those covered [*] by unemployment insurance,
Arg3: from 2,205,000 the previous week, when the insured unemployment rate also was 2.2%