Predicate: degenerate

Roleset id: degenerate.01 , become bad, becoming bad or worse, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

degenerate.01: DEGENERATE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'degenerate' based on sentences in wsj and automaticexpansion via verbnet. (from degenerate.01-v predicate notes) DEGENERATION-N NOTES: Corresponds with degenerate.01. Framed by anwen april 2011 (from degeneration.01-n)


degeneration (n.)
degenerate (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of something becoming bad (rarely or never occuring) (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting worse (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-EXT: EXT
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: usually with just end point

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

        Demonstrations-1 are particularly apt *trace*-1 to degenerate into criminal conduct when they leave the site of the grievance and become mobile.

        Arg1: *trace*
        Rel: degenerate
        Arg4: into criminal conduct

Example: explicit start state

        Customers degenerate from borrowers to savers/investors.

        Arg1: Customers
        Rel: degenerate
        Arg3: from borrowers
        Arg4: to savers/investors

Example: Arg1 and Arg4

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

        The meeting's degeneration into an all-out brawl disappointed the hosting panel.

        Arg1: The meeting's
        Rel: degeneration
        Arg4: into an all-out brawl