Please bear with me a moment longer, because I would really like to get to the bottom of this once and for all.
Originally Posted by 5jj
Am I to conclude that once "if" is replaced with "when" in a conditional sentence, this sentence ceases to be a conditional sentence full stop/no exceptions?
I guess when I saw these examples:
Examples of real conditional sentences expressing habitual activities:
If he eats breakfast, he feels better all day.
If he eats breakfast, he will feel better all day.
If he ate breakfast, he felt better all day.These generalizations can also be expressed by using when or whenever instead of if:
When water boils, it turns to steam.
When he eats breakfast, he feels better all day.
When he ate breakfast, he felt better all day.at this page http://faculty.deanza.edu/flemingjohn/stories/storyReader$18 I gathered that all of them were also conditional sentences and incorrectly incorporated temporal clauses into the family of conditional clauses.