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