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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 3 2019 2:10 AM

Hi all. I need to find all places in the Bible where "God hates ..." God is the one that hates ... subject.

I hope my question makes sense.

Deon

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 2:18 AM

Hi Deon

Deon Holtzhausen:
I need to find all places in the Bible where "God hates ..." God is the one that hates ... subject.

I would look at the Clause Search

You need to do this separately for OT and NT - and ensure you check out the different verb options

Does this help?

Graham

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 2:33 AM

Quoting another thread so that you understand exacting what you are getting:

MJ. Smith:

Nielsen Tomazini:
I am trying to understand the differences between Agent and Subject on Clause Search.

Graham provided a good answer. However, I'd like to convince you that the question itself is a bit off. You should not expect there to be a set relationship between subject and agent. For example:

  • Mary hit Tom with a ball.
  • Tom was hit by a ball thrown by Mary.
  • A ball, thrown by Mary, hit Tom.

The subjects are Mary, Tom, ball respectively ... but in all cases it was Mary who was the agent and poor Tom who got the bruise. Yes, there are discernible constraints within a given language as to possible grammatical roles for a semantic role. Unfortunately, I can't find a straightforward article on mapping semantic roles to grammatical functions.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 7:43 AM

MJ. Smith:
Graham provided a good answer. However,

Graham's answers are always worth reading. But your point about grammar vs semantic roles is quite good. I suspect our (my) grade-school learning overwhelms my old-school learning.


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Deon Holtzhausen | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 3 2019 8:47 AM

Thank you all so much. Really appreciate your help.

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