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For the butter example, I think a future more vivid is probably the way to go, since it's explaining the logical facts of the case and is as direct as direct can be. Cf. Cato's si me rogabis, sic dicam, "if you ask me, I will say the following." Future + future indicative is fine. The future perfect would be used when the action in the protasis &...


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If you continue to look into the abyss then when does the abyss take its turn to look into you? Do you stand there forever; or, until you starve to death or just fall asleep? By definition, at some point, you stop gazing. At this juncture does the abyss decide to commence his/ its vigil of yourself? A conditional (simple conditions) sentence using future-...


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