Predicate: sponge

Roleset id: sponge.01 , to gather sponges (the sea creature), Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sponge.01: SPONGE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'sponge' based on Verbnet entry 13.7. frame by Perryn (from sponge.01-v)


sponge (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: agent or causer (vnrole: 13.7-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: entity gathered
        Arg2-LOC: gathered into
        Arg3-GOL: beneficiary

Example: hold your breath

        The fisherman sponged for loofas.

        Arg0: The fisherman
        Rel: sponged
        Arg1: for loofas

Roleset id: sponge.02 , act like a sponge, leach off some entity, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

sponge.02: SPONGE-V NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT. Comparison to leach.01. No VNcls. (from sponge.02-v)


sponge (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: entity acting like a sponge/leach
        Arg1-PPT: thing gained, ("absorbed")
        Arg2-DIR: source, entity taken advantage of

Example: args 0, 2

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

        To those whom the welfare state is the biggest concern I think the problem arises from the fact that there are already too many english people sponging off the state and if we add any more people be it immigrants or " britons " our state of government would collapse and then our economy .

        Arg0: too many english people
        Rel: sponging
        Arg2: off the state