Predicate: double

Roleset id: double.01 , become twofold, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

double.01: DOUBLE-V NOTES: Note the ADV tagging of modifiers such as "almost" or "more than". (from double.01-v) DOUBLING-N NOTES: (from doubling.01-n)


double (v.)
doubling (n.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer of increase (vnrole: 45.4-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing increasing, rising (vnrole: 45.4-patient)
        Arg2-PRD: attribute of arg 1
        Arg3-DIR: start point
        Arg4-GOL: end point

Example: just transitive

        One person familiar with Georgia-Pacific said the acquisition would more than double the company's debt of almost $3 billion.

        Arg0: the acquisition
        Argm-mod: would
        Argm-adv: more than
        Rel: double
        Arg1: the company's debt of almost $3 billion

Example: with end point

        That purchase doubled Quebecor's annual printing revenue to $750 million.

        Arg0: That purchase
        Rel: doubled
        Arg1: Quebecor's annual printing revenue
        Arg4: to $750 million

Example: start and end points, ergative

        Genentech Inc. said third-quarter profit more than doubled to $11.4 million, or 13 cents a share, from a depressed 1988 third-quarter performance of $5.3 million, or six cents a share.

        Arg1: third-quarter profit
        Argm-adv: more than
        Rel: doubled
        Arg4: to $11.4 million, or 13 cents a share,
        Arg3: from a depressed 1988 third-quarter performance of $5.3 million, or six cents a share

Example: With Attribute

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

        Coffee doubled in price.

        Arg1: Coffee
        Rel: doubled
        Arg2: in price

Roleset id: double.02 , act, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

double.02: DOUBLE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'double' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No access to verbnet. Comparison to 'rise'. (from double.02-v predicate notes)


double (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: actor
        Arg1-PPT: role

Example: double agent

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

        One expert, whose job is so politically sensitive that he spoke on condition that he wouldn't be named, said the expected influx of East European refugees over the next few years will greatly increase the number of computer-maintenance workers, for example, doubling as foreign spies.

        Arg0: computer-maintenance workers
        Argm-dis: for example
        Rel: doubling
        Arg1: as foreign spies

Roleset id: double.03 , twice as much as, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

double.03: DOUBLE-J NOTES: Added by Julia.


double (j.)


        Arg1-PPT: thing that is double
        Arg2-VSP: compared to what (single thing)

Example: double-j

        Joan Darrah , a retired Navy Captain , echoed Alva ’s sentiments , saying that she was constantly forced to live a double life while serving .

        Rel: double
        Arg1: life

Example: double-j

        New research from MIT shows that the Earth's geomagnetic field intensity is double the long-term historical average

        Arg1: the Earth's geomagnetic field intensity
        Rel: double
        Arg2: the long-term historical average