Rolesets - nosedive


nosedive.01 - fall very fast

NOSEDIVE-V NOTES: Note that "nosedived" is a confirmation of the lexicalist hypothesisand Blocking--most people would say the past tense of "dived" is"dove", but "nosedive" is apparently no longer associated with"dive" and thus does not take the irregular past tense. Cool. (from nosedive.01-v)


nosedive (v.)
nose-dive (v.)


ARG1-PPT: Logical subject, patient, thing falling
ARG2-EXT: EXT, amount fallen
ARG3-DIR: start point
ARG4-PRD: end point, end state of arg1
ARGM-LOC: medium

another verb of quantifiable motion, you know the drill

Compaq ComputerARG1
$ 8.625 a shareARG2
to $ 100ARG4
, and pulled other technology issues lower after reporting lower - than - expected earnings after the stock market closed Wednesday .