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Present general conditions have, in the protasis, ἐά_ν (ἤν, ἄ_ν) with the subjunctive; in the apodosis, the present indicative or an equivalent. ἐὰ_ν ταῦτα ποιῇς (ποιήσῃς), σὲ ἐπαινῶ if ever you do this, I always praise you. The conclusion holds true of any time or of all time.

ἢν δ' ἐγγὺς ἔλθῃ θάνατος, οὐδεὶς βούλεται θνῄσκειν but if death draws near, no one wishes to die E. Alc. 671, γελᾷ δ' ὁ μῶρος, κἄ_ν τι μὴ γελοῖον ᾖ the fool laughs even if there is nothing to laugh at Men. Sent. 108, ἐὰ_ν ἴσοις ἴσα προστεθῇ, τὰ ὅλα ἐστὶν ἴσα if equals be added to equals, the wholes are equal Euclid, Ax. 2.

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