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A real general conditiongeneral consequence conditional is a type of real conditional found in English.
In this case, the condition is a general truth that is unknown, and the consequence is also a general truth, in the general form:
 "If X true, then Y is true."
For example:
 "If mathematical conjecture A is true then mathematical conjecture B follows."
CCQs
 Is the condition in the past, present, future or general time? General time.
 Is the consequence in the past, present, future or general time? General time.
 Do we know if conjecture A is true or not? No.
 Can we replace "if" with other words (when, whenever, every time, etc?) no.
This superficially resembles a first conditional without will, or a zero condition.