Predicate: sniff

Roleset id: sniff.01 , use the nose, smell, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sniff.01: SNIFF-V NOTES: Member of VNcls peer-30.3, sight-30.2. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from sniff.01-v)


sniff (v.)Perception_active Seeking Ingest_substance


        Arg0-PPT: sniffer (vnrole: 30.3-Experiencer, 30.2-Experiencer)
        Arg1-PAG: thing sniffed (vnrole: 30.3-Stimulus, 30.2-Stimulus)

Example: didn't think this would actually occur

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

        ``Texans can sniff a phony a mile away,'' the narrator warns outsiders.

        Arg0: Texans
        Argm-mod: can
        Rel: sniff
        Arg1: a phony
        Argm-loc: a mile away

Roleset id: sniff.02 , mode of speaking, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sniff.02: SNIFF-V NOTES: Member of VNcls nonverbal_expression-40.2, transfer_mesg-37.1.1. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from sniff.02-v)


sniff (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: speaker (vnrole: 40.2-Agent, 37.1.1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: utterance (vnrole: 40.2-Theme, 37.1.1-Topic)
        Arg2-GOL: listener (vnrole: 40.2-Recipient, 37.1.1-Recipient)

Example: love this example

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

        [``She just wiggled her fanny and all the French fell in love with her,'']-1 sniffed *trace*-1 the literary world's Maria Jolas, not entirely inaccurately.

        Rel: sniffed
        Arg1: *trace*
        Arg0: the literary world's Maria Jolas
        Argm-mnr: not entirely inaccurately

Predicate: sniff_out

Roleset id: sniff_out.03 , find, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sniff_out.03: SNIFF_OUT-V NOTES: No VNcls. (from sniff.03-v)


sniff_out (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: finder
        Arg1-PPT: found

Example: seek and destroy

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: full

        Their stock in trade as ``executive producers'' is *trace*-1 sniffing out hot properties, locking them up and then getting big studios to bankroll and distribute them.

        Arg0: *trace*-1
        Rel: [ sniffing] [ out]
        Arg1: hot properties