Predicate: demolish

Roleset id: demolish.01 , destroy, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

demolish.01: DEMOLISH-V NOTES: Verbnet predicts an instrumental subject. They also bring thedistinction between agent and instrument down to intentionality, whichwe've been trying to avoid. If you feel you can consistently makethat decision, go ahead; otherwise only use arg2 when there is also anarg0. (from demolish.01-v) DEMOLITION-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT. Corresponds to VNcls destroy-44, amuse-31.1. (from demolition.01-n)


demolition (n.)
demolish (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: destroyer (vnrole: 44-Agent, 31.1-Stimulus)
        Arg1-PPT: thing destroyed (vnrole: 44-Patient, 31.1-Experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument of destruction (vnrole: 44-Instrument)

Example: no instrument

        Program traders argue that a reinstatement of the rule would demolish the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets.

        Arg0: a reinstatement of the rule
        Argm-mod: would
        Rel: demolish
        Arg1: the ``pricing efficiency'' of the futures and stock markets

Example: with instrument

        Mary demolished John's fragile self-esteem with a single dirty look.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: demolished
        Arg1: John's fragile self-esteem
        Arg2: with a single dirty look

Example: args 1, 2

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

        Just as we did with the recent wrecking ball demolition of Shea Stadium and the ongoing process of Yankee Stadium

        Argm-tmp: recent
        Arg2: wrecking ball
        Rel: demolition
        Arg1: of Shea Stadium