Predicate: focus

Roleset id: focus.01 , focus, concentrate, Source: -, vncls: 87.1, framnet: Place_weight_on

focus.01: Frames file for 'focus' based on sentences in financial subcorpus; adjectival 'focused' found in BOLT-7. Member of VNcls focus-87.1

Roles:

        The default arg1 is something like "its attention"
        Arg0-PPT: agent, focuser (vnrole: 87.1-experiencer)
        Arg1-PPT: thing focused
        Arg2-PPT: focused-on (vnrole: 87.1-theme)

Example: all args

        ...will allow the U.S. auto maker to focus its resources on the intensifying struggle with GM for a stake in Jaguar.

        Arg0: the U.S. auto maker
        Rel: focus
        Arg1: its resources
        Arg2: on the intensifying struggle with GM for a stake in Jaguar

Example: unstated thing focussed

        Michael Carstens added that the sale of assets would allow Sea Containers to focus on its core container businesses.

        Arg0: Sea Containers
        Rel: focus
        Arg2: on its core container businesses

Example: unstated target of focus

        He said the improvement was a result of ... *trace* focusing more carefully the company's promotional activities.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: focusing
        Argm-mnr: more carefully
        Arg1: the company's promotional activities

Example: passivized

        Dealers said [most investor interest]-1 was focused *trace*-1 on defensive blue-chip stocks, particularly those with limited U.K. exposure.

        Rel: focused
        Arg1: *trace*-1
        Arg2: on defensive blue-chip stocks, particularly those with limited U.K. exposure

Example: ergative

        person: third,  tense: future,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: infinitive

        Is it your understanding that because Dover is a standard - based district , [the class instruction]-1 is going *PRO*-1 to focus on preparing students to achieve proficiency on those standard - based tests that we were just describing ?

        Arg1: *PRO*-1
        Rel: focus
        Arg2: on preparing students to achieve proficiency on those standard - based tests that we were just describing

Example: adjectival rel: focused

        Note here the use of arg0.
        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        and grow into a democratic country which-1 [*-1] is oriented and focused on people .

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: focused
        Arg2: on people