Location Inferences
Agent Inferences
Time Inferences
Action Inferences
Instrument Inferences
100

Lian decided to have her hair restyled.  She was very unhappy when she looked in the mirror and saw how short her hair was cut.

Where was Lian? How do you know?

at a beauty salon

hair restyled, saw how short her hair was cut

100

The clouds were think, and visibility was poor.  Andrew wouldn't be able to relax until he landed the plane.

What is Andrew's job? How do you know?

Andrew is a pilot.

visibility was poor, wouldn't be able to relax until he landed the plane

100

Dorothy made coffee, scrambled the eggs, and fried the bacon.  She put cereal bowls on the table for the younger children.

When did this occur? How do you know?

in the morning, time for breakfast

coffee, scrambled the eggs, and friend the bacon, cereal bowls

100

Sophia preheated the oven.  She stirred everything together and then added chocolate chips.

What was Sophia doing? How do you know?

preheated the oven, stirred everything together, added chocolate chips

100

Glady finished the story, pressed "save," and put the cursor on "Print."

What device did Glady use? How do you know?

a computer

"save," cursor, "print"

200

The rocking motion was making Stan sick.  He couldn't wait to plant his feet on solid ground again.

Where was Stan? How do you know?

on a boat or ship

rocking motion, sick, plant his feet on solid ground again

200

After Bernadette took their order, she asked the busboy to bring water and a basket of hot rolls to their table.

What is Bernadette's job? How do you know?

She's a waitress.

Took their order, busboy, bring water and a basket of hot rolls.

200

Paul was feeling relieved.  The week had been so hectic, he was glad to be leaving school for the next two days.

When did this occur? How do you know?

Friday afternoon/ early evening

week, leaving school for the next two days

200

The ball came swiftly at Rita.  She had her racket in position and had no trouble returning the ball within the court boundaries.

What was Rita doing? How do you know?

playing tennis

ball came swiftly at Rita, returning the ball within the boundaries, racket

200

Even on this hot summer day the soft drinks at the picnic were kept icy cold.

What device was used? How do you know?

a cooler or ice chest

soft drinks, picnic, kept icy cold

300

The snow fell all night, and the trails were pristine.  Eduardo rushed to the lifts so he could be the first one down.

Where was Eduardo? How do you know?

at a ski resort

snow, trails, lifts, first one down

300

The treasure was supposed to be near the coral reef.  Unfortunately, Bill had used up most of the air in his tank, so he would have to continue to search the water another time.

What was Bill's job? How do you know?

Bill is a deep-sea diver (scuba diver).

treasure, near the coral reef, used up most of the air in his tank, search the water

300

Stephanie was so proud.  This was the first time she ever skated at an outdoor rink, and she didn't fall on the ice even once.

When did this occur? How do you know?

wintertime

skated at an outdoor rink, ice

300

Andrew put on his coat, got the leash and whistled.

What was Andrew going to do? How do you know?

walk the dog

put on his coat, got the leash, whistled

300

Jenna looked the document over carefully, and then she signed it.

What device did Jenna use? How do you know?

a pen

document, signed it

400

"The chart seemed easier to read last year," thought Chue.  He was afraid his vision was getting worse and that he would need stronger glasses.

Where was Chue? How do you know?

at the ophthalmologist's/ optometrist's office

chart, easier to read, vision, need stronger glasses

400

Madonna never sounded better. Her audience's thunderous applause filled the hall.

What is Madonna's job? How do you know?

She is a singer.

Madonna, never sounded better, audience, applause, hall

400

Vicky brought souvenirs to the office for all of her co-workers.  She had a great time, but she was glad to be back.

When did this occur? How do you know?

after a vacation

400

Jim sanded the wood until it was satiny smooth.  When the piece was done, it would have five drawers, each about eight inches deep, nineteen inches long, and thirty inches wide.

What was Jim doing? How do you know?

building a dresser

sanded the wood, five drawers, eight inches deep, nineteen inches long, thirty inches wide

400

My mom gets angry because my dad loves to "channel surf."

What device does Dad use? How do you know?

a remote control

"channel surf"

500

Alfie and his friends took a walk along 42nd Street.  They decided to have dinner at a restaurant near the Empire State Building before going to a Broadway Show.

Where were Alfie and his friends? How do you know?

in New York City

42nd street, Empire State Building, Broadway show

500

Yesterday Sam's forecast was absolutely on the mark.  He hoped he would have as much luck predicting temperature and humidity changes in the future.

What is Sam's job? How do you know?

Sam is a meteorologist.

forecast, predicting temperature and humidity changes

500

The crickets chirped, and the fireflies marked the sky with their intermittent glow.

When did this occur? How do you know?

a summer evening

crickets chirped, fireflies

500

When Shelly started, the points were dull.  Now they are all ground down to little stubs.  I guess she didn't know when to stop.

What was Shelly doing? How do you know?

sharpening pencils

points were dull, ground down to little stubs, didn't know when to stop

500

Charles' spaghetti was done, so he quickly tilted the pot and drained the water from it.

What device did Charles use? How do you know?

a colander

spaghetti, tilted the pot, drained the water