Predicate: reach

Roleset id: reach.01 , arrive at, get to, attain, Source: , vncls: 51.8 13.5.1, framnet:

reach.01: Frames file for 'reach' based on survey of initial sentences of big corpus and comparison with 'gain' and 'get'. VerbNet class reach-51.8, get-13.5.1. Treebank often gives a bogus parse for (eg) "reach an agreementwith John". Clearly it should be [reach] [an agreement with John],but Treebank has chosen [reach] [an agreement] [with John], probablybecause you can extract the agreement (ie, in passive sentences) butleave the PP "with John" behind. You'll have to follow the twoexamples above based on which syntactic parse is given.


        Arg0-PAG: thing striving (vnrole: 51.8-agent, 13.5.1-agent)
        Arg1-GOL: goal, end state, thing attained (vnrole: 51.8-destination, 13.5.1-theme)

Example: basic

        Unemployment has reached 27.6% in Azerbaijan.

        Arg0: Unemployment
        Rel: reached
        Arg1: 27.6%
        Argm-loc: in Azerbaijan

Example: Proper parse

        Deere & Co reached a tentative agreement with the machinists' union at its Horicon Wis plant.

        Arg0: Deere & Co
        Rel: reached
        Arg1: a tentative agreement with the machinists' union at its Horicon Wis plant.

Example: Bogus parse

        Any potential acquirer will have to reach some kind of accord with the company's employees.

        Arg0: Any potential acquirer
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: reach
        Arg1: some kind of accord
        Argm: with the company's employees

Roleset id: reach.02 , contact, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

reach.02: Almost all examples of this roleset are passive.


        Arg0-PAG: reacher
        Arg1-PPT: reached

Example: passive

        [Canadian Pacific]-1 couldn't be reached *trace*-1 for comment.

        Arg1: *trace*
        Argm-mod: could
        Argm-neg: n't
        Rel: reached
        Argm-pnc: for comment

Roleset id: reach.03 , stretch, grasp, Source: , vncls: , framnet:


        Arg0-PAG: reacher
        Arg1-PPT: body part
        Arg2-GOL: goal

Example: with particle of direction

        I had to reach back to French 101.

        Arg0: I
        Rel: reach
        Argm-dir: back
        Arg2: to French 101

Example: with body part

        John reached out his hand to his sister.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: reached
        Argm-dir: out
        Arg1: his hand
        Arg2: to his sister