Predicate: sever

Roleset id: sever.01 , to divide or separate, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sever.01: SEVER-V NOTES: Member of Vncls separate-23.1, remove-10.1. (from sever.01-v)


sever (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 23.1-Agent, 10.1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity severed (vnrole: 23.1-Patient, 10.1-Theme)

Example: transitive

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

        The Singapore and Kuala Lumpur stock exchanges are bracing for a turbulent separation , following Malaysian Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin 's long-awaited announcement that the exchanges will sever ties .

        Arg0: the exchanges
        Argm-mod: will
        Rel: sever
        Arg1: ties

Example: passive participle

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

        They stopped short of [*] resuming [diplomatic ties]-1 , severed [*]-1 in 1979 .

        Rel: severed
        Arg1: [*]
        Argm-tmp: in 1979

Predicate: severable

Roleset id: severable.02 , able to be severed, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

severable.02: SEVERABLE-J NOTES: Added by Julia based on WSJ data, sever-v.01. Corresponds to VNcls separate-23.1, remove-10.1. (from severable.01-j)


severable (j.)


        Arg1-PPT: entity severed (vnrole: 23.1-patient, 10.1-theme)
        Arg2-PPT: from what (vnrole: 23.1-co-patient, 10.1-source)

Example: args 1, 2

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

        Even the administration concedes that the individual mandate is not severable from the prohibition on considering pre-existing conditions.

        Arg1: the individual mandate
        Argm-neg: not
        Rel: severable
        Arg2: from the prohibition on considering pre-existing conditions