likepréposition + N aspréposition + N asconjonction + proposition (SVO) aspronom relatif asadverbe
The Guardian G2 p. 4 27.9.2006
aspréposition / likepréposition
A like B -> A différent de B
comparaison libre / illogique / poétique
entre deux éléments
qui n'ont a priori rien en commun
figure de rhétorique / de style
Une comparaison poétique en like
peut être entièrement libre,
n'avoir aucune justification,
ne reposer sur aucun raisonnement,
ne découler d'aucune logique.
n'importe quel A à n'importe quel B :
A friend is like a flower
certaines comparaisons en like
se fondent sur des rapprochements
évidents, logiques :
Baker... her photographs were like paintings
Marjorie Baker Obituary
The Guardian p. 29 4.12.2004
GN A as GN B
A est vu,
en qualité de, en tant que,
dans le rôle, la fonction de,
comme l'incarnation de B
Chirac as finance minister...
Milestone for the president who mirrors his people
The Guardian p. 14 14.3.2005
Nicolas Cage as John McLoughlin,
a real-life Port Authority policeman whose struggle
to survive the collapse of the twin towers
is recreated in “World Trade Center.”
Francois Duhamel/Paramount Pictures
Pinned Under the Weight of 9/11 History NYT 9.8.2006
The Guardian p. 8 8.9.2004
The Guardian p. 25 21.8.2006
as [ préposition ] car fuel of the future
Gas from nuclear power stations 'will power the world's vehicles'
Headline and sub, G, 10.9.2004,
He won an Oscar
as a broken-down hustler in The Colour of Money
and is known for his meaty, dramatic roles
in Hud, The Verdict
and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
But Hollywood legend Paul Newman
took a brief detour into comedy today
when he appeared as [ préposition ] a painted clown
at Zippo's Circus in London.
Newman clowns around for latest role, G, 2.9.2004
US-led forces are increasingly seen
as [ préposition ] occupiers not liberators.
O web frontpage subhead, 26.10.2003.
who goes under the name Comedy Terrorist,
regularly dresses up
as [ préposition ] Osama bin Laden.
(Blunkett orders inquiry into royal party intruder, GI, p. 2, 23.6.2003).
A protester dressed as [ préposition ] Father Christmas
caused travel chaos after he climbed
over a busy road to demonstrate about fathers' rights
Children put on costumes.
They dress up as princesses.
They dress up as pirates.
They dress up as firefighters.
They dress up as witches.
They dress up as angels.
The Guardian p. 20 18 September 2004
aspréposition (état, stade, phase)
‘As [ préposition ] a child
I dreamed about beautiful Baroque castles.
The harpsichord was like [ préposition ] my time machine’.
'Even as [ préposition ] a child,
Patti Smith's outlandish 1975 debut,
whose stature grows with every passing year.
she will play it in its entirety on stage for the first time.
about the birth of a record that shaped a generation
On rencontre parfois like
à la place de as :
One Christmas when Hart was five or six years old,
Stair dressed up like [ état > déguisé en... ] Santa Claus
for his five children.
Now, while it's a bit strange
and certainly inappropriate in most social circles
for a 30-year-old man to dress in women's clothing,
there is nothing strange or inappropriate
about a 3-year-old boy doing so.
It's as harmless as dressing up like [ état > déguisé en... ] a clown.
Mise en relation A as B > Syntaxe > A peut apparaître après B :
After crossing South Florida late last week,
killing nine people as [ préposition ] a weaker storm [ état, phase ],
Hurricane Katrina intensified over the warm waters of the gulf,
growing early Sunday morning into a Category 5 storm,
the strongest step on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Since records have been kept,
there have only been three Category 5 storms
to hit the United States
- Hurricane Andrew,
which ravaged Florida and Louisiana in 1992;
which cut a path through parts of Mississippi,
Louisiana and Virginia in 1969;
and an unnamed storm
that hit the Florida Keys in 1935.
Powerful Storm Threatens Havoc Along Gulf Coast, NYT, August 29, 2005
aspréposition / asconjonction
« en tant que / tel que / en / comme »
« alors que / lorsque / comme / ainsi que »
ne pas confondre
aspréposition + N
He regularly dresses up as bin Laden
(il se déguise souvent en Bin Laden).
As a journalist
(en tant que, étant, en qualité de journaliste)...
First as [ préposition ] a writer,
then as [ préposition ] a director,
Peter Bogdanovich worked with most of the giants of cinema.
He reminisces to Sam Delaney about the true movie stars
in the picture,
It has been heralded
as [ préposition ] the end of the high street record shop,
the death of the single and the defeat of online music pirates.
Apple's all-conquering iTunes music store
opened for business in Britain yesterday
with the first customers going online
to choose from 700,000 songs to download legally for 79p each.
Welcome to music's online
Apple's iTunes digital store
opens in UK -
asconjonction + proposition S + V (+ O)
Whitehall braced for big pension cuts in reform plans
The Guardian p. 11 8.12.2004
As [ conjonction ] I said
(Comme je l'ai dit / je disais)
As Peter was leaving home
(Alors que Pierre sortait de chez lui)
England rugby coach and team get new year honours,
as does No 10 aide involved in outing David Kelly.
Web frontpage, G, 31.12.2003.
sameadjectif … aspronom relatif : même … que
asadverbe + adjectif + asconjonction (structure comparative : aussi ... que)
aspréposition + adjectif complément du GN
énoncés en as
Hagel as [ préposition > sens > au poste de ] Defense Secretary
and Brennan as [ préposition au poste de ] C.I.A. Chief
January 7, 2013
The New York Times
By MARK LANDLER
Obama Nominates Hagel as Defense Secretary and Brennan as C.I.A. Chief,
Car salesman accused of posing
as [ préposition > se faire passer pour ] secret agent
in £650,000 scam
strange tale of kidnap and spying in 'decade of deceit' ,
The stunt was planned with precision and executed with aplomb.
Disguised as [ préposition ] a pensioner,
Britain's favourite graffiti artist, Banksy,
shuffled into Tate Britain
and stuck one of his own creations on to a gallery wall.
Graffiti artist cuts out middle man to get his work hanging in the Tate, G, 18.10.2003, http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1065702,00.html
elect Schwarzenegger as [ préposition ] governor
Headline, FT, 8.10.2003.
Judge brands detectives as [ préposition ] liars
after collapse of robbery trial
CCTV caught officers letting teenage prostitute
inject addict with heroin to extract confession to armed raid
Headline and §1, G, 8.10.2003,
The last time Frank Bruno stepped into the boxing ring
as [ préposition ] a professional boxer,
the smell of his fear drowned the combined stench
of sweat, embrocation and aftershave
that tends to suffuse the ringside area at a big fight.
And for once the facade of hype and stereotype
- Bruno as [ préposition ] cuddly bruiser,
Bruno as [ préposition ] pantomime dame,
Bruno as [ préposition ] comic character
available for quiz shows and general banter
("Know what I mean, 'arry?") - fell away.
The true nature of his calling,
and the demands it made on a man of limited resources,
were completely and chasteningly visible.
On the ropes, G,
The rock musician Bono once described him
as [ préposition ] "a character of truly Biblical proportions,
with a voice, all wailing freight trains and thundering prairies,
like the landscape of his beloved America.
He has a soul as [ adverbe ] big as [ conjonction ] a continent,
full of righteous anger mixed with human compassion."
Man in Black reaches the end of the line:
I believe that as a labour government we must use our power
to create the global institutions needed to address global inequities. (...)
As [ préposition ] the leader of the UK delegation in the Mexico talks this autumn,
I will not accept any proposal we believe will damage
the prospects of developing countries trading themselves out of poverty. (...)
Because there is a connection between peace and prosperity,
just as [ préposition ] destitution is linked to conflict and terrorism.
We will act for the world's porr:
Oliver Morton is enthralled
by the proposition that this century will be our last:
The end of the world asconjonction we know it?
Headline, GI / Review, p. 11, 14.6.2003.
Shock asconjonction girls die in hail of bullets
Headline, G, p. 1, 3.1.2003.
My life aspréposition a cyborg
Three months after having an electronic device implanted into his brain
to control the symptoms of his Parkinson's disease,
David Beresford reports on his progress
Headline / sub headline, GE / GE2, p. 10, 03.12.2002.
Asconjonction AIDS Spreads,
India Still Struggles for a Viable Strategy
Headline, NYT/Le Monde, p. 3, 17/18.11.2002.
Israeli tanks shell homes
asconjonction Gaza Strip raids increase
Headline, I, p. 10, 18.10.2002.
Breathtaking! Danny Boyle reinvents the horror film
and it's scary aspréposition hell.
28 days later ad, GE/GE2, p. 9, 18.10.2002.
Anthony Hopkins aspréposition Hannibal Lecter in Red Dragon,
prequel to the Silence of the Lambs.
Photo caption, Hannibal rehashed,
His characters struggle to do the right thing,
but, aspréposition an actor,
Liam Neeson has rarely put a foot wrong.
'I play people who stand for something,
America is in the grip of the paranormal.
But asconjonction psychic TV shows dominate the networks,
are the hosts little more than hoaxers ?
Mediums of the masses.
Helen and Jamie Mainwaring married
in the Great Hall of Ham House less than two months ago.
They spent £13,000 on the occasion;
the dress came from a shop in Spain
into which Helen used to gaze
aspréposition a little girl dreaming of her wedding day,
and they honeymooned in Paris, Rome and Sardinia.
The time of our lives, GE, G2, p. 6, 18.10.2002.
Neighbours described the scene aspréposition a « bloodbath ».
One said that Ms X had been decapitated
and others reported that the victims had their hands severed.
I am twice your age,
but 35 years ago
I found myself in the same situation as yours,
except that I had three children.
Get your priorities right, GE2, p. 11, 23.8.2002.
10 m at risk in China
asconjonction floods grip Asia
Headline, GE, p. 6, 21.8.2002.
‘Aspréposition a child
I dreamed about beautiful Baroque castles.
The harpsichord was likepréposition my time machine’.
Baroque Star, GE, Friday Review pullout., p. VI, 22.3.2002.
This is a brilliant film
about the alienated and powerless experience of being a child,
especially a child forced to absorb the ironies of divorce ;
it works as a brilliant metaphor for this pain
as well being a superb adventure.
Over the moon, GE, G2, p. VIII, 29.3.2002.
Unfortunately, though, the aura that draws all eyes to her,
asconjonction she clinks her teacup back on to the saucer in a swanky hotel,
is absent from her music.
‘I worry about how these girls are
sexualised at such a young age’,
If you are filling in your diary some way ahead,
best not to make any plans after March 16 2880,
when life asconjonction we know it on Earth
could be seriously disrupted
by the impact of an 1km wide asteroid.
Scientists fear asteroid collision, GE, p. 6, 5.4.2002.
As many as 30,000 young people
belong to street gangs, says a new report.
‘I had to leave or I’d be dead’, GE2, p. 4, 10.9.2002.
Imagine connecting in a matter of seconds
and then staying online
for as long asconjonction you like.
AOL ad, O, sport pullout, p. 4, 13.10.2002.
aspréposition + adjectif complément du N
The Vatican instructed Catholic bishops around the world to cover up
cases of sexual abuse or risk being thrown out of the Church.
The Observer has obtained
a 40-year-old confidential document from the secret Vatican archive
which lawyers are calling a 'blueprint for deception and concealment'.
One British lawyer acting for Church child abuse victims
has described it as 'explosive'.
Vatican told bishops to cover
up sex abuse:
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