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== Types of real conditional ==
 
== Types of real conditional ==
  
If the condition is in [[present time]]/[[future time]], then the probability has to be p ≳ 0.5; however, for [[past time]], the likelihood has to be p>0.
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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]]. 
  
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The archetypal example of a real conditional is the [[first conditional]], such as "If you don't water those plants, they will die". 
  
* [[First conditional]]
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Other types, include a real past time condition with present consequence
  
  
  
 
Contrast [[unreal conditional]].
 
  
  
 
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A real conditional is a type of conditional sentence, where the speaker/writer expects the conditional clause to has a good chance of being true. This may be in the past - and unknown to the speaker, or it may be in the present/future.

Real conditionals are the most complex type of conditionals,

Types of real conditional

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