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What type of conditional is “If you're going to… you've got to…”?

In a cartoon (Peanuts) I saw the conditional : 'If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this...'. Can you explain me why it is the ‘first conditional’?
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Which one of the different meanings of the word “consensus” to choose

I'm struggling with a translation of a technical text describing the process of minimization of a logical function (computer science & tech. stuff) and I don't seem to compe up with any logical ...
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What does the expression “claiming moral dividends” mean in this context?

What does the expression "claiming moral dividends" mean in this context? Being self-righteous doesn't warrant you in claiming moral dividends as if you're doing humanity a huge favour.
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Is my analysis of this paragraph correct based on the punctuation used?

Your services may be terminated by giving 01 (one) weeks’ notice or payment of pro-rata salary in lieu thereof during probation, and by 01 (one) months’ notice or payment of one month’s salary in lieu ...
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What do these words and sentences mean?

I'm translating an episode of a TV series called "Sons of Anarchy". In a scene (where business partners have a meeting): A: "Quinn showed us some Red Woody rough cuts. Business is good." B: ...
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What does “small way” mean?

I want to ask the meaning of this passage: He was falling, landing heavily on the rocks of the creek bed. He lay there, gulping in the sweet air among the rocks. He must carry on down, even a small ...