Read an event and determine which effects it has on its participants.

Full Instructions     (Expand/Collapse)

You will read a sentence fragment depicting an event, and be asked to indicate whether the listed (mostly involuntary) effects on its participants are possible/likely after the event.

Events are short phrases possibly involving participants. The names of specific people have been replaced by generic words (e.g. PersonX, PersonY, PersonZ). PersonX is always the subject of the event. The phrase may also contain "___", a placeholder that can be an object, a person, and/or an action.

Your task is to indicate if the listed effects make sense as effects after the event, using the following guidelines:

  • Focus on specific physical or mental effects.
  • Events which happen to people are events which they do not choose to do.
  • Events which happen to people should not include feelings.
  • Other people could be either explictly mentioned (e.g. "PersonY") or implied to be included in the event (e.g. a "classroom" usually contains students).
    If the event could sometimes have other people and sometimes not have them, then answer the questions including those other people.
    NOTE: Some events won't involve any other participants ("none" effect), in which case you should indicate whether you think other people are affected.

Notes on the events: some of the events may be figurative, and should not be taken literally
(e.g., "PersonX kills two birds with one stone" does *not* have "PersonX's arm is tired from throwing" as an effect PersonX)

Examples     (Expand/Collapse)

Event possible effects on PersonX:
possible effects on others:
PersonX takes the test gets a grade ✔ gets thanked
learns something new none (no effect on others/no others involved)
fails the test ✔ learn from PersonX
gains knowledge do their work
PersonX goes to the movies gets sleepy ✔ smiles ✔
none (not necessarily an effect on PersonX) do their best
learn something new none
smiles ✔ go home
gains knowledge has fun ✔
PersonX gives PersonY ___ as a gift thanked ✔ none
learns something becomes grateful ✔
gets hugged ✔ gets thanked
is appreciated ✔ smiles ✔
PersonX yells at the classroom goes to jail concerned ✔
heart races ✔ yells
face gets red ✔ none
gets hurt ignores PersonX
sweats ✔ listens to PersonX ✔
PersonX is very worried fidgets ✔ wants to learn
yells wants to find them
starts to cry ✔ do their work
looks around ✔ none (no other people involved)
PersonX draws the line wins the race smiles
gains respect ✔ none (usually no other people involved)
smiles learns
gets push back✔ listen to PersonX (if other people involved)




1) Effect on PersonX: "none"

1) Effect on PersonX: "${xEff0}" — Is this a possible effect on PersonX after the event "${event}"?

2) Effect on others: "none"

2) Effect on others: "${oEff0}" — Is this a possible effect on others after the event "${event}"?

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