I have a paragraph which is about how to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere
To avoid stalling in a conversation, it helps to ask open-ended questions and to make open-ended statements. Ideally, you will get a great answer in return, but you cannot expect it. You have to be prepared either way, and if you get a not so great answer, such as “I don’t know,” or even a one-word reply, you can clarify the question by telling what you would have answered were you asked the same question
I think it may be a conditional sentence, but I don't believe in my opinion because it is different from conditional sentences I often see. Can anyone explain it? Thank you!