Presuppositional Forms: Counterfactual Conditional Clauses – Today, when someone presents a simple outcome or limitation (using few enough words that it can be presupposed in a longer sentence. Ex. “being confident” or “making more money”), use the following presuppositional form to presuppose the outcome or to change the limitation into a resource.
Counterfactual Conditional Clauses: verbs having subjunctive tense.
“If you hadn’t been able to make more money, you wouldn’t be making any money right now.”
“If you weren’t able to be confident, you would still be living with your parents, wouldn’t you?”