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Hi,
could someone explain to me what false conditional is? I've found an example of it: "If you need to call, my phone number is...". How false conditional is different from a real conditional?

Thank you
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MilkyFour permeatations are possible with conditional statements:

Four permutations.

MrP
Are counterfactuals and false conditionals really the same thing?

According to some of the grammar websites these students are visiting daily, they absolutely are exactly that!!!
I think our job is to straighten them out on matters of terminology on the grammar sites, not to go off on a wild romp through the truth tables of mathematical logic.

CJ
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CalifJimAre counterfactuals and false conditionals really the same thing?

According to some of the grammar websites these students are visiting daily, they absolutely are exactly that!!!
I think our job is to straighten them out on matters of terminology on the grammar sites, not to go off on a wild romp through the truth tables of mathematical logic.

CJ
To keep falsifying things, you mean?

Could you please guide me to those websites which refer to counterfactulas and false conditionals as the same thing?
Milky
A false conditional has a true antecedent and a false consequent.

EG

True: If a person is 14 years old, then the person is a teenager.

False: If a person is 14 years old, then the person is a freshman.

I do not eat meat on religious grounds.

Well, if that is the problem, we will have to find another restaurant

"This is a false conditional sentence because the condition expressed in the conditional clause is known to the speaker to have already been fulfilled or realized."

They are all false conditionals.

I do not see in any way Milky's rule applies to any of the sentences above.

Do pedagogical books intentionally mislead students, or is Milky wrong?

If you did not like the film, you should have left.

'IT is locked.' 'Well, if it is the case, we should go around the building'
What about sentences like: If you want more bread, there's plenty in the cupboard. That form half suggests On the other hand if you don't want more bread, the cupboard is bare but that is to confuse the rules of logic with the way language works.
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