c'est not c'était?

BarrieC1Kwiziq community member

c'est not c'était?

Couple of queries:-

In the sentence ' As I grew up, it was her melancholy ...' the advice is to use c'est. Why not c'était?

and,

In the sentence 'Barbara, as you used to sing (it) so perfectly, our most beautiful love story will always be you., the 'it' refers to the 'love story' which is feminine so 'comme tu le chantais' should be 'la'?

Thanks

Asked 11 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Barrie,

Here we use Le Présent (c'est) as it helps emphasise the statement as a true fact (in English, the past tense is far more natural in this context).

In the sentence "as you used to sing (it) so perfectly""le" is the neutral "le" - Take a look here: Using neuter pronouns le or l'

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

c'est not c'était?

Couple of queries:-

In the sentence ' As I grew up, it was her melancholy ...' the advice is to use c'est. Why not c'était?

and,

In the sentence 'Barbara, as you used to sing (it) so perfectly, our most beautiful love story will always be you., the 'it' refers to the 'love story' which is feminine so 'comme tu le chantais' should be 'la'?

Thanks

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