It says “you always use the masculine with c'est. ”
But in the very beginning example “c’est une jolie robe”
Here the adjective is feminine- how? Also, it says when its followed with une/un then we us “ c’est” - how une can be following c’est when the adjective is feminine?
Jannat - it is when c'est is followed by a "stand-alone" adjective that it is always masculine eg c'est beau, c'est grand. On the other hand, you can certainly say "c'est UNE (article) GRANDE maison (adjective and noun feminine)
When 'c'est' is part of a phrase followed by article-noun-adjective the adjective (and article) will 'agree' with the noun.
Have a reread of the lesson - the infomation is there. Sometimes going to other sources is useful too, as a different explanation can help.
For example : https://www.lawlessfrench.com/expressions/cest/
Have a look here:-
You will find that the expression "c'est" is an "locution verbale" meaning "it is" "this is" or "that is". Shortened (colloquial) versions --> it's / that's
Hope this is helpful.
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