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Kwiziq community member
29 October 2018
But inthe examples, “She is a good swimmer” “It is a pretty dress” &”That is the dress I wear to work” all seem specific why use C’est?
I would think it would be il or elle. they just do not seem to be general things. The dress I wear to work is a specific dress
This question relates to:French lesson "C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is"
Kwiziq language super star
30 October 2018
If you scroll down the Q&A section at the bottom of this lesson , you will see that there is quite a lot of discourse regarding when to use, c'est and il/elle est-
You cannot say in French - 'Elle est une bonne nageuse' but, 'C'est une bonne nageuse' is the only correct sentence.
It is the same for "It is a pretty dress" you cannot use Elle here -
"C'est une jolie robe " is the only acceptable answer.
Hope this helps!
11 December 2018
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