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Thanks so much for your prompt reply, it really helped to clear things up! So I should NOT think of the Necessary condition as something that is "necessary" or "required" to occur FIRST for the sufficient to occur AFTERWARDS, but more of a "flow-of-logic" point of view in which if we know the sufficient, then it necessarily/logically follows that either this happens or this already has happened disregarding the tense the events are written in, and that the sufficient is sort of the piece of information that allows us to determine for certain whether the necessary has happened or will happen?
I should then not think time/tense as much of a factor in determining the respective conditions or "If...then..." phrases as always following a chronological order (where if x happens first, then y happens after), but as phrases that show an order of logic regardless of which came first?
I greatly appreciate your help!