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Negative Conditional Relation

Negative Conditional Relation

A negative conditional relation is a conditional relation

  • in which the consequent is related to the opposite meaning of the antecedent, and
  • that is marked on
    • the antecedent to carry the meaning equivalent to "unless," or
    • the consequent to carry the meaning equivalent to "otherwise."

(English)

Unless it rains, we’ll have our picnic.

I was not informed; otherwise I should have taken some action.

Page/s: 196
Source: Thompson and Longacre 1985

Thompson, Sandra A., and Robert E. Longacre. 1985. "Adverbial clauses." In Shopen 1985c

Page/s: 259
Source: Halliday and Hasan 1976

Halliday, M. A. K., and Ruqaiya Hasan. 1976.Cohesion in English. London: Longman.

Page/s: 78–79
Source: Dijk 1977

Dijk, Teun van . 1977.Text and context: Explorations in the semantics and pragmatics of discourse. London: Longman.

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