Predicate: ignite

Roleset id: ignite.01 , set on fire, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

ignite.01: IGNITE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'ignite' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry 45.4. (from ignite.01-v predicate notes)


ignite (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: agent, firestarter (vnrole: 45.4-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing now burning (vnrole: 45.4-Patient)

Example: active

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

        This trend appears to be especially true at General Motors Corp., which [*T*-1]-3 used both dealer and consumer incentives [*-3]to ignite sales in August and September.

        Arg0: [*-3]
        ArgM-RCL: which -> General Motors Corp.
        Rel: ignite
        Arg1: sales
        ArgM-TMP: in August and September

Example: passive

        person: third,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson views the high rates as his chief weapon against inflation, which [*T*-2]-1 was ignited [*-1]by tax cuts and loose credit policies in 1986 and 1987.

        Rel: ignited
        Arg1: [*-1]
        ArgM-RCL: which -> inflation
        Arg0: by tax cuts and loose credit policies
        ArgM-TMP: in 1986 and 1987