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A real general condition-general 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.