Predicate: witness

Roleset id: witness.01 , to observe, see, or be a site of, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

witness.01: WITNESS-V NOTES: Member of Vncls captain-29.8-1, sight-30.2. (from witness.01-v)


witness (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: agent, entity witnessing (vnrole: 29.8-1-Agent, 30.2-Experiencer)
        Arg1-PPT: thing witnessed (vnrole: 29.8-1-Beneficiary, 30.2-Stimulus)

Example: transitive

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

        In other words , after some highly visible dithering and public airing of differences , the administration has come down on the side of those who believe that [what]-3 we are witnessing [*T*-3]from Berlin to Siberia is a good thing to be welcomed , rather than a new thing to be feared or viewed with suspicion .

        Arg0: we
        Rel: witnessing
        Arg1: [*T*-3]
        Argm-loc: from Berlin to Siberia

Example: non-agentive subject

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: active,  form: participle

        The junk market has witnessed some trouble

        Arg0: The junk market
        Rel: witnessed
        Arg1: some trouble