present for future conditional

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 23 02:02:03 UTC 2001

At 6:50 PM -0500 8/22/01, Mark Odegard wrote:
>Isn't this related to what Quirk et al. call the 'instantaneous present'?
Only insofar as it involves the use of the present indicative where
it semantically "doesn't belong".  I don't recall Quirk et al. having
any examples that involve counterfactuals or possibly even


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