Predicate: misspend

Roleset id: misspend.01 , spend inappropriately, waste, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

misspend.01: MISSPEND-V NOTES: Based on WSJ. Member of VNcls spend_time-104. (from misspend.01-v)


misspend (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: misspender (vnrole: 104-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing wasted (vnrole: 104-Theme)
        Arg2-MNR: misspent how, on what

Example: only in passive?

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

        The state has sued these charities in state court, complaining that [much of the money]-1 was grossly misspent *trace*-1; 82%, says Mr. Ormstedt, went to fund raisers and most of the rest to the people who ran the charities and to their relatives -- for fur coats, trips to Florida, Lucullan restaurant tabs.

        Argm-mnr: grossly
        Rel: misspent
        Arg1: *trace*

Example: active?

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John misspent his youth learning classical languages.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: misspent
        Arg1: his youth
        Arg2: learning classical languages