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be + -ing


énoncés en be + -ing


sens et valeurs énonciatives



série d'énoncés en be + -ing

passage au présent simple

(sans -ing)



série d'énoncés,

continuum discursif

en -ing

et / ou

en be + -ing


forte présence

de l'énonciateur (-trice) :


moi qui vous parle,

ce que je vous dit

est important


valeurs énonciatives :

emphase, dramatisation,

alerte, urgence




2 énoncés en be + -ing


2 zooms successifs






























































The Guardian        p. 16        27 February 2006

















'You can do the right thing'

It's been just another week

for Greenpeace executive director

Stephen Tindale,

arrested after chaining himself

to a 4x4 production line in Solihull.


He tells Aida Edemariam

how he did it and why cheap air travel

is the next target in the battle for the environment

The Guardian        G2        pp. 6-7        19.5.2005


















Loomus        Steven Appleby        The Guardian        Family        p. 2        22 April 2006

















The Guardian        Service of the future?        p. 8        27 September 2006


























































































"No, I'm hiding in the store room.


He'll catch me, he's coming.


Here he comes. Here he comes, here he comes


- oh my God, he has come."






Avec be + -ing,

l'énonciateur / l'énonciatrice,

même dans les situations les plus dramatiques,

s'adresse à l'autre, qu'il soit réel ou un alter ego

(on peut se parler à soi-même).



Sous-entendu :

"Mais regarde / regardez moi donc... / Est-ce que tu as vu,

est-ce que vous comprenez vraiment ce qui vous / m'arrive,

ce qui se passe, ce qui va se passer ?".



L'autre est pris à parti, forcé de répondre, de réagir.











be + -ing  /  présent simple (sans -ing)




Après une séquence en be + -ing,

le passage au présent simple

peut marquer la fin de toute relation

avec le co-énonciateur, quel qu'il soit.



Il n'y a plus ni "je", "moi" ou "tu" :

on oublie le co-énonciateur,

tout va trop vite,

"on" parle / on se parle à soi-même.



999 call reveals

shot wife's last moments


By Jason Bennetto,
Crime Correspondent
29 September 2004


The terrifying last moments of a woman hiding in a cupboard and pleading for help as her shotgun-wielding husband tracked her down were played out at an inquest yesterday.

In a 16-minute 999 call, Julia Pemberton described how her husband, Alan, shot her son and then went looking for her in their family home. On finding her, he called her a "fucking whore". A scream followed, then the line went dead. Mrs Pemberton's final words were: "He's coming now."

Moments before the killing, Mr Pemberton had shot dead the couple's 17-year-old son William. After murdering his 47-year-old wife and son at their home in Hermitage, Berkshire last November, he killed himself with the shotgun.

A note was found later in which Mr Pemberton, 48, said he had become "obsessed" with revenge on his wife for trying to divorce him and accusing him of raping her.

Peter Bedford, the Berkshire coroner, read a transcript in which Mrs Pemberton told the operator: "My husband's outside with a gun. He's let off some shots." She said that he was breaking down the door: "He's coming in. Oh my God, oh my God, please help me - I'm going to die."

The operator told her that the police were on their way but by this time her husband was close to finding her. "Here he comes, oh here he comes, oh my God, he's come," she said. Members of the family wept as the transcript was read.

The inquest at Reading civic centre had heard that Mr Pemberton, a financial adviser, had subjected his wife to years of abuse and threatened to kill her. Mrs Pemberton and her brother were so afraid of Mr Pemberton that they handed his guns and kitchen knives to police for safe-keeping. She had taken out an injunction against him but refused to move into a safe house and initially turned down an offer of a panic alarm.

Mr Pemberton had played a round of golf on the day of the murders. He was described as being in a "happy and jokey" mood when he left the golf club at about 6.30pm.

Stephen Leadley, who lived next door to the Pembertons, told the inquest he had locked his family in his house after hearing shots at about 7.15pm.

The police were sent to the Pembertons' home at about 7.35pm, but officers had difficulty finding it because it had been built recently and did not appear on the police computer. When they arrived they saw the body of the teenager in the driveway.

An extract from Mr Pemberton's farewell letter read to the court said: "No one quite knows the grief and shock I have suffered as a result of the action of my darling wife, my need for revenge is overpowering."

The inquest is expected to finish today.





Julia Pemberton:

I'm on Slanting Hill, Hermitage. I've got an injunction.

My husband's out there with a gun and my son's there.

He's got a gun and let off some shots. (Pause)


JP: My husband's outside with a gun. He's let off some shots.

My son's out there with him.

I've got an injunction against him.

He's not supposed to come within 50 metres of the house.

(Sounds of shot)


JP: Oh my God.


Operator: What is your address?


JP: Old Hallowes, Slanting Hill, Hermitage.

(Bang followed by a cry in the background)


JP: Oh Jesus Christ, he's hurt my son.

Oh my God, he's come through the window... (Silence)


JP: Please come quickly. (Loud bang and scream)


Operator: I have got officers on the way.


JP: He's breaking down the door. (Silence)


JP: Please come quickly, he's let off shots

and fired through the window. (Silence)


JP: He's coming in. Oh my God, oh my God,

please help me - I'm going to die.


Operator: Where has he fired the gun?


JP: He has fired it through the window in the hall - both windows ...

please come quickly. I can hear him shouting and screaming.

My son is with him. Oh my God, help me. (Pause).


JP: I think he's in the house.

I can hear him, please help me. (Pause)


Operator: Where is he now?


JP: I don't know - I'm hiding in a cupboard.


Operator: Can you hear your son at all?


JP: No, it's all quiet ...

he's still shooting - he's got a shotgun. (Pause)


JP: Oh my God ... he's killed my son. Oh my God.


Operator: How many shots have you heard?


JP: About a dozen. I heard another bang, he's letting off guns.

He's banging down the front door - please help me.

My son could be dead.


Operator: We have got people coming up.


JP: He's coming through the door.

Oh God, I've got about one minute before I die - please.


Operator: Just stay where you are - keep hidden.


(Two loud bangs are heard)


JP: He's coming in the other end.

I can hear him bashing the glass.

He's coming in now - oh my God, please help me. (Pause)


JP: Yes, he's coming. I can hear him - he's come through

... oh my God, help me.


Operator: Are you upstairs?


JP: No, I'm hiding in the store room.

He'll catch me, he's coming.

Here he comes. Here he comes, here he comes

- oh my God, he has come."


Operator: The police are coming. Are you downstairs?


JP: Yes.


Operator: A hall cupboard?


JP: A store room.

(She says that she is unable to lock the door

from the inside)


Operator: Have you heard your son at all?


JP: No. (Pause)


JP: He's coming now.

(There is a sound of a door opening)

Male voice: You fucking whore.

(JP cries out. Line goes dead)

Wednesday 29 September 2004






Revealed: The real cost of air travel


It might be cheap, but it's going to cost the earth. The cut-price airline ticket is fuelling a boom that will make countering global warming impossible.

The tens of thousands of Britons jetting off on cheap flights this weekend have been given graphic reminders by leading green groups that the huge surge in mass air travel is becoming one of the biggest causes of climate change.

Unless the boom in cheap flights is halted, say Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, Britain and other countries will simply not be able to meet targets for cutting back on the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) that are causing the atmosphere to warm, with potentially disastrous consequences. In spelling out what is for most people - and for many politicians - a very uncomfortable truth, they are echoing the warnings of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee.

The scientists of the former and the MPs of the latter have set out in detail how the soaring growth in CO2 emissions from aircraft that the cheap flights bonanza is promoting will do terrible damage to the atmosphere and make a nonsense of global warming targets, such as Britain's stated aim of cutting CO2 emissions by 60 per cent by 2050.

Headline and first §§, I, 28.5.2005,






Young, free and infectious


Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are rising alarmingly;

overworked clinics are turning patients away;

and still young people aren't getting the message

about unprotected sex.

Julie Wheelwright on Britain's teenage sexual health crisis

Headline and sub,
G/G2, 29.6.2004,










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