Predicate: clown

Roleset id: clown.01 , to act like a clown, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

clown.01: CLOWN-V NOTES: Frames file for "clown" and "clown around" based on sentences in ectb2. No VerbNet entry; Comparison with "joke". (from clown.01-v predicate notes)


clown (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: clown
        Arg1-PPT: other party clowning, clown with
        Arg2-PPT: subject, joke, clowning about what

Example: With two parties

        The father clowned with his kids in the family room.

        Arg0: The father
        Rel: clowned
        Arg1: with his kids
        Argm-loc: in the family room

Predicate: clown_around

Roleset id: clown_around.02 , to act like a clown, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

clown_around.02: CLOWN_AROUND-V NOTES: (from clown.02-v)


clown_around (v.)


        Identical arguments to "clown." (from clown.02-v)
        Arg0-PAG: first joker
        Arg1-PPT: other joker, clowned-around-with
        Arg2-PPT: clowning around about what? subject, joke

Example: Agent only

        But when they arrived there *T*, the workers-2 formed their own groups,*T*-2 laughing and clowning around, and left him to get on with barbecuingthe meat.

        Arg0: *T*-2 -> the workers
        Rel: clowning around