Predicate: keen

Roleset id: keen.01 , a sharp, biting, or piercing wail, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

keen.01: KEEN-V NOTES: Frames file for 'keen' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from keen.01-v predicate notes)


keen (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: speaker
        Arg1-PPT: entity wailed about

Example: sirens

        Unsinkable slowed and stopped, hundreds of brilliant white flares swayedeerily down from the black, the air raid sirens ashore rose in a keeningshriek, the anti-aircraft guns coughed and chattered.

        Rel: keening
        Arg1: shriek

Roleset id: keen.02 , keen, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

keen.02: KEEN-J NOTES: (from keen.01-j)


keen (j.)


        Arg1-PPT: enthusiast, keen entity
        Arg2-CAU: target of enthusiasm, keen on what?

Example: both args with PP arg2

        He is keen on the idea.

        Rel: keen
        Arg1: He
        Arg2: on the idea

Example: both args with clausal Arg2

        She is keen to go fishing with him.

        Rel: keen
        Arg1: She
        Arg2: to go fishing with him