On the basis of consistency, we stated that the number of arguments of a logical predicate should always be the same. But we also want to correctly represent existential entailments.
This means that SOME verbs can't be translated with one predicate.
Natasha kicked Boris. Natasha kicked. Right
Natasha kicked Boris. Natasha kicked. (Natasha could be doing a chorus line kick.) Why
|John ate||John ate something.|
|John kicked||John kicked something.|
|John replied||John replied to something/someone.|