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grammaire anglaise



sens et valeurs énonciatives


adverbe / groupe adverbial (GA) à sens négatif

en début d'énoncé ou de séquence



adverbe / groupe adverbial à sens négatif

(neither, never, never once,

not only, not since, no sooner, nor)

en début de séquence


auxiliaire ou modal ou beverbe + Nsujet








1 / 2 - GAnégatif  +  auxiliaire  +  Nsujet  +  Base Verbale


Not only did they hold the White House

despite a still-troubled economy,

in a year when their Senate majority

was supposed to be doomed,

they actually added seats.


    Let’s Not Make a Deal, NYT, 8.11.2012,

















2 / 2 - GAnégatif  +  auxiliaire  +  Nsujet  +  verbeau participe passé


Not since the Sixth Sense

has a movie contained

[ present perfect actif ]

such profound and compelling twists and turns




The Guardian        p. 13        26 November 2004
















Never have I seen

you look so elegant!



Fred Fredericks    Created by Lee Falk

18 December 2004

http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/mandrake/about.htm - broken linl















Facebook’s New Rules


October 18, 2013
The New York Times


No soonergroupe adverbial

had the ink dried on my last column

— about the new Dave Eggers’s novel “The Circle,”

in which he imagines a world without privacy —

than Facebook announced

two changes to its privacy settings.

In its short nine-year existence,

Facebook has made many changes

to its privacy policies, of course.

More often than not, the changes have enabled

the company to monetize the rich trove of data

it collects from its users.

When you get right down to it,

that’s really all it has to sell.

Facebook’s New Rules, NYT, 18.10.2013,






States Gone Wild


March 24, 2013
The New York Times


NO soonergroupe adverbial

 had Arkansas adopted

the country’s most regressive abortion law

earlier this month

— a ban after about 12 weeks of pregnancy —

than North Dakota lowered its limit

to as early as six weeks.

Both measures are expected

to be ruled unconstitutional,

but here’s my question: Is North Dakota

that much more conservative than, say, South Dakota,

where abortions are permitted up to 24 weeks?

States Gone Wild, NYT, 24.3.2013,






Let’s Not Make a Deal


November 8, 2012
The New York Times


To say the obvious:

Democrats won an amazing victory.

Not onlygroupe adverbial

did they hold the White House

despite a still-troubled economy,

in a year when their Senate majority

was supposed to be doomed,

they actually added seats.


Let’s Not Make a Deal, NYT, 8.11.2012,






Raped policeman:

'I never thought I would be a victim'

A detective investigating sexual assaults
was devastated when he himself was raped.
But he grew even more angry
when police colleagues
insisted on investigating the crime.
Here he tells his tale anonymously


Amelia Hill
Monday 4 April 2011 20.30 BST


I've been a police officer for two decades

and a detective,

specialising in serious crime and sexual offences,

for 15 years.

Never oncegroupe adverbial

in all the time I've investigated these horrific crimes

has it occurred to me that one day I would be a victim;

that I would be raped – and that I would refuse

to help the police investigate.

Raped policeman: 'I never thought I would be a victim',
G, 4.4.2011,






Teenager stabbed man to death

after 'I feel like killing' message

on Facebook


Killer given minimum of 17 years

for 'senseless and unprovoked' murder

in Bolton bar


Thursday 29 January 2009
15.49 GMT
Press Association


A teenager who posted a message on Facebook saying he felt "like killin some1", hours before he stabbed a man to death in a crowded bar, was sentenced to a minimum of 17 years in prison today.

Leon Craig Ramsden, 19, stabbed 31-year-old Paul Gilligan while he was drinking in The Pepper Alley, in Bolton, Lancashire, six months ago.


[ ... ]

Outside the court Detective Inspector Mark Roters, from Greater Manchester police, read a statement on behalf of ­Gilligan's partner and family.

The statement read: "We worked so hard for justice to get a young, dangerous, lad off the streets for a long time. This youth has never shown remorse and he felt he was untouchable. He knew he had killed a man, one loved by many, in a heartless, shocking, cowardly stabbing.

"Paul didn't
adverbe négatif deserve this,

norconjonction négative would he have anticipated

such brutality.

He is greatly missed and was such a happy, social, family man. We will never get over his death."

Roters said: "Ramsden is a pathetic individual who believed he had been slighted by Paul in front of a crowd of people. As revenge for this, Ramsden killed him. This was a needless and extremely violent attack that resulted in the death of a father-of-three.

"Ramsden's behaviour has resulted in the loss of well-loved father, son, brother and friend. He now has a long time to reflect on what he has done."

Teenager stabbed man to death
after 'I feel like killing' message on Facebook,








Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address


January 20, 2009
The New York Times


Following is the transcript

of President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address,

as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:


PRESIDENT BARACK Thank you. Thank you.

CROWD: Obama! Obama! Obama! Obama!

My fellow citizens: I stand here today humbled

by the task before us,

grateful for the trust you have bestowed,

mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors.

[ ... ]

We are the keepers of this legacy,

guided by these principles once more,

we can meet those new threats that demand

even greater effort, even greater cooperation

and understanding between nations.

We'll begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people

and forge a hard- earned peace in Afghanistan.

With old friends and former foes,

we'll work tirelessly to lessen the nuclear threat

and roll back the specter of a warming planet.

We will notadverbe négatif apologize for our way of life

norconjonction négative will we waver in its defense.

And for those who seek to advance their aims

by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents,

we say to you now that,

"Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken.

You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."

[ ... ]

Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, NYT, 21.1.2009,






Notadverbe négatif

sinceconjonction de temps Lyndon Johnson died in 1973

has the US gone through the high pomp and ritual

associated with a presidential state funeral.

Former president Richard Nixon's family,

acting on his wishes, bypassed Washington traditions

when he died in 1994.

US says goodbye to Reagan,










Voir aussi > Anglonautes >

Grammaire anglaise explicative - niveau avancé


adverbes > négation / sens négatif > syntaxe



adverbe négatif en début d'énoncé




en début d'énoncé > valeur emphatique




syntaxe > autres séquences :





séquences -ing,

séquences -en,






syntaxe >

séquences auxilaires / verbales :


active ≠ passive,

affirmative ≠ négative,













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