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obl: oblique nominal

In UDv2, the obl relation is used for a nominal dependent of a verb. However, this dependent is neither a subject (for which we use the nsubj relation) nor a direct object (for which we use the obj relation).

Sara donne une fleur à Tom . \n Sara gives a flower to Tom.
obl(donne, Tom)
case(Tom, à)

In UD_French-Sequoia, the obl relation is not used but it is replaced by obl:mod or obl:arg.

In UD_French-GSD, the distinction obl:mod / obl:arg is not available everywhere, the obl relation is then used.

UD_French-Spoken uses the obl:mod relation when the dependent is a modifier of the verb and the obl:arg relation when the dependent is a core argument of the verb.

Here are a few examples:

Habituellement, Pierre mange une pomme à dix heures piles. \n Usually, Pierre eats an apple at ten o'clock.
obl:mod(mange, heures)
case(heures, à)

obl in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [en] [ess] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gd] [gsw] [gub] [hy] [it] [ja] [ka] [ky] [no] [pcm] [pt] [qpm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [uz] [vi] [yue] [zh]