1. Named entities, including multiword names (e.g., Out of Africa, The Taming of the Shrew), are treated as single lexemes and should receive a nominal/entity type, not a SNACS supersense.#

2. Grammaticalized multiword expressions like the hedges in #001 and the semi-auxiliaries in `i should not receive a SNACS supersense.#

  • I’m kind_of/sort_of hungry. (non-SNACS) 001

3. Verb-particle combinations where the particle is not adding a compositional spatial meaning are treated as verbal multiword expressions and do not receive a SNACS supersense.#

  • Compositional spatial meanings:

  • Idiomatic/non-spatial meanings:

    • I blew_up the balloon. (= inflated) (non-SNACS) 004

    • I blew_ the balloon _up. (= inflated) (non-SNACS) 005

    • The bomb blew_up. (= literally exploded) (non-SNACS) 006

    • My friend blew_up atBeneficiaryDirection me. (= exploded in anger) (non-SNACS) 007

4. Where a verb or other content word absolutely requires a transitive preposition to receive the correct meaning, as in #009,1 it is treated as a content multiword expression and does not receive a SNACS supersense.#

  • I decided to wait for someone. (How long did you wait?) (Theme) 008

  • At the library I came_across an interesting book. (#When did you come?) (non-SNACS) 009

  1. These can be called integral prepositions. Verbs with integral prepositions consitute a subtype of prepositional verbs, i.e. verbs that select for a particular preposition. Both #008 and #009 can be considered prepositional verbs.