Predicate: alternate

Roleset id: alternate.01 , switch between two possibilities, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

alternate.01: ALTERNATE-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. VN updated by Julia. Member of VNcls amalgamate-22.2-2-1, correlate-86.1. (from alternate.01-v) ALTERNATION-N NOTES: (from alternation.01-n)


alternate (v.)
alternation (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of switch (vnrole: 22.2-2-1-Agent, 86.1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: first or all things switching (vnrole: 22.2-2-1-Patient, 86.1-Theme)
        Arg2-PPT: secondary possibilities (vnrole: 22.2-2-1-co-patient, 86.1-co-theme)

Example: agentive, merged possibilities

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        [The two leaders]-1 will meet on Dec. 2 and 3, *trace*-1 alternating the two days of meetings between a U.S. and a Soviet naval vessel in the Mediterranean Sea.

        Arg0: *trace*-1
        Rel: alternating
        Arg1: the two days of meetings
        Arg2: between a U.S. and a Soviet naval vessel in the Mediterranean Sea

Example: this isn't even a verb!

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: gerund

        ``Communism will reach its final stage of development in a feckless Russo -- corporation-socialist in form, nationalistic in content and Oriental in style -- that will puzzle the world with alternating feats of realism and recklessness...''

        Rel: alternating
        Arg1: feats of realism and recklessness

Example: Arg0,1

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

        The Strongyloides life cycle is more complex than that of most nematodes with its alternation between free-living and parasitic cycles, and its potential for autoinfection and mulitplication within the host.

        Arg0: its
        Rel: alternation
        Arg1: between free-living and parasitic life cycles