the conditional


: the mood or form that is used to say that something is true or happens only if something else is true or happens
The conditional is often marked by the word "if."

Examples of the conditional in a Sentence

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“The conditional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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