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formes auxiliaires / modales > valeur hypothétique

 

faire une hypothèse,

un bilan hypothétique

 

 

Hadauxiliaire + Nsujet + beenauxiliaire + verbeau participe passé

. . .

Nsujet + might + haveauxiliaire + verbeau participe passé

 

 

 

Had Osama bin Laden been killed

during the presidency

of George W. Bush,

he might have become

an iconic martyr

for anti-Western movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nsujet + would + haveauxiliaire + participe passé

. . .

had + Nsujet + participe passé

 

 

Obama Says

He Would Have Won A Third Term

Had He Run

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/27/
507057772/obama-says-he-would-have-won-a-third-term-had-he-run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wereprétérit modal + Nsujet

. . .

Nsujet + would + Base Verbale

 

 

Were he born today, Patrick,

who was delivered at 34 weeks’ gestation,

would very likely survive and have a healthy life, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - Bin Laden Was Dead Already

 

May 7, 2011

The New York Times

By GILLES KEPEL

Paris

 

HAD Osama bin Laden been killed

during the presidency of George W. Bush,

he might have become an iconic martyr

for anti-Western movements throughout the Muslim world.

Those days are gone. Jihadist Web sites mourn

their slain mentor, but few in the Arab street

care for a man who brought nothing to the region

but havoc and desolation, provoked the United States

into waging war and, above all, reinforced the very rulers

whom radical Islamists most wished to topple.

Bin Laden Was Dead Already,
NYT, 7.5.2011,
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/
opinion/08kepel.html

 

 

 

 

 

2 - Jenny Tonge was yesterday sacked

from the Liberal Democrat frontbench

by party leader Charles Kennedy

after he rejected as completely unacceptable

her remarks suggesting

that she might have resorted to violence

had she been a Palestinian.

MP sacked over suicide bomb claim,
G, 24.1.2004,
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/jan/24/uk.
liberaldemocrats

 

 

 

 

3 - End of Life, at Birth

 

August 4, 2013

The New York Times

By APRIL R. DWORETZ

 

ATLANTA — FIFTY years ago this Wednesday,

Americans were gripped by the fate of a baby

— Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, the first child born

to a sitting president since the 19th century,

and John F. Kennedy’s last.

He arrived on Aug. 7, 1963, five and a half weeks premature.

Despite medical heroics, including the use

of a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, he died 39 hours later.

Neonatal care has improved greatly since then.

Were he born today, Patrick,

who was delivered at 34 weeks’ gestation,

would very likely survive and have a healthy life, too.

End of Life, at Birth,
NYT, 4.8.2013,
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/
opinion/end-of-life-at-birth.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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hypothèse

must épistémique / could / should / may / might / would

"passé" hypothétique

 

 

hypothèse relative au passé

 

 

 

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