Real conditionals are the most complex type of conditionals,
Types of real conditional[edit | edit source]
If the condition is in present time or future time, then the probability has to be p ≳ 0.5; however, for past time, the likelihood has to be p>0. If the present/future time condition’s probability is ≲ 0.5, or the condition’s past likelihood is known to be 0, then the condition is an unreal conditional.
The archetypal example of a real conditional is the first conditional, such as "If you don’t water those plants, they will die".
Other types, include a real past time condition with present consequence