I am familiar with the conditional use of ば in sentences like 薬を飲めば良くなる。

But in the sentences below I am wondering if ば works differently, since to my understanding a conditional in this context doesn't make sense.




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  • @broccolifacemask, も・ば・も certainly applies to the top example. However, the bottom example lacks the も in the first clause, and the one in the second clause isn't in the correct location for the も・ば・も pattern to apply. Do we have any other threads that could answer the poster's question for the second example? Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 18:00
  • @EiríkrÚtlendi Then the first one aguijonazo cited...? Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 18:02
  • @broccolifacemask, thank you, but that one does include the も, as in もいれば、。。。 Meanwhile, the questioner's second example lacks that も, and instead we have をしていれば、。。。 Just based on my own reading of this second example, this seems like another case where ば is being used to enumerate things, but I am not familiar enough with this construction without も to be able to explain it well. Commented Nov 8, 2021 at 18:42


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