Category: Conditionals in linguistics

Covariational conditional
Covariational Conditional refers to the most commonly used "the X'er, the Y'er" structure in English, for example: * "The more I think about it, the less I understand." * "The sooner, the better." T
Conditional mood
The conditional mood (abbreviated cond) is a grammatical mood used in conditional sentences to express a proposition whose validity is dependent on some condition, possibly counterfactual. It may refe
Anankastic conditional
An anankastic conditional is a grammatical construction of the form If you want X, you have to do Y. where Y is required in order to get X, insisting a peremptory conditionate. For example: If you wan
Counterfactual conditional
Counterfactual conditionals (also subjunctive or X-marked) are conditional sentences which discuss what would have been true under different circumstances, e.g. "If Peter believed in ghosts, he would
Conditional sentence
Conditional sentences are natural language sentences that express that one thing is contingent on something else, e.g. "If it rains, the picnic will be cancelled." They are so called because the impac
Conditional perfect
The conditional perfect is a grammatical construction that combines the conditional mood with perfect aspect. A typical example is the English would have written. The conditional perfect is used to re
Indicative conditional
In natural languages, an indicative conditional is a conditional sentence such as "If Leona is at home, she isn't in Paris", whose grammatical form restricts it to discussing what could be true. Indic