Predicate: square

Roleset id: square.01 , set to rights, arrange properly, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

square.01: SQUARE-V NOTES: Frames file for 'square' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. No Verbnet entry. VN class settle-89. (from square.01-v)


square (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause of rightness, agent (vnrole: 89-agent)
        Arg1-GOL: thing being set to rights (vnrole: 89-goal)

Example: deplorable grammar

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

        They said contributing to the downward drift was the fact that [many professional traders]-1 had chosen *trace*-1 to square positions ahead of the weekend.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: square
        Arg1: positions
        Argm-tmp: ahead of the weekend

Roleset id: square.02 , mathematics, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

square.02: SQUARE-V NOTES: I actually doubt the result argument would ever occur. That soundsreally odd to me. (from square.02-v)


square (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: mathematician
        Arg1-PPT: number
        Arg2-PRD: result

Example: failing grade

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

        John squared three to ten.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: squared
        Arg1: three
        Arg2: to ten

Roleset id: square.04 , make into a square shape, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

square.04: SQUARE-V NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-7. No VNcls. (from square.04-v)


square (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: cause/agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing becoming square-shaped

Example: both args

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

        I hope Chinese government officials can boldly square their shoulders when speaking and not be overly cautious , and do not casually and easily waste the dignity and prestige of our motherland on a person who is so obstinate that he does n't understand history and also ignorant and idiotic .

        Arg0: Chinese government officials
        Argm-mod: can
        Argm-mnr: boldly
        Rel: square
        Arg1: their shoulders
        Argm-tmp: when speaking

Predicate: square_off

Roleset id: square_off.03 , compete, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

square_off.03: SQUARE_OFF-V NOTES: (from square.03-v)


square_off (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: causal agent
        Arg1-PPT: competitor
        Arg2-PPT: opponent
        Arg3-PRP: prize

Example: active

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Not only are Japan's financial institutions putting their enormous clot to work; increasingly they're squaring off against one another in unprecedented public fashion.

        Argm-tmp: increasingly
        Arg0: they
        Rel: squaring off
        Arg2: against one another
        Argm-mnr: in unprecedented public fashion

Example: (pseudo?)passive

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

        The restyled 300ZX costs as much as $33,000 and is squared off against the Porsche 944, which begins at $41,900.

        Arg1: The restyled 300ZX
        Rel: squared off
        Arg2: against the Porsche 944, which begins at $41,900