# Difference between revisions of "Real general condition-general consequence conditional"

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A '''real general condition-general consequence conditional''' is a type of [[real conditional]] found in [[English]]. | 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 | + | In this case, the condition is a [[general truth]] that is possible but presently unknown, and the [[consequence]] is also a general truth, in either of the following 2 general forms: |

− | * "If X true, then Y is true." | + | * "If X true, then Y is true." (and therefore "if X is false, Y is false".) |

+ | * "If X true, then Y is false." (and therefore "if X is false, Y is true".) | ||

For example: | For example: | ||

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* Is the condition in the past, present, future or general time? General time. | * 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. | * Is the consequence in the past, present, future or general time? General time. | ||

− | * Do we know | + | * Do we know whether conjecture A is true or not? No. |

* Can we replace "if" with other words (when, whenever, every time, etc?) no. | * Can we replace "if" with other words (when, whenever, every time, etc?) no. | ||

## Latest revision as of 15:47, 1 August 2020

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 possible but presently unknown, and the consequence is also a general truth, in either of the following 2 general forms:

- "If X true, then Y is true." (and therefore "if X is false, Y is false".)
- "If X true, then Y is false." (and therefore "if X is false, Y is true".)

For example:

- "If mathematical conjecture A is true then mathematical conjecture B follows."

## CCQs[edit]

- 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 whether 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.