C'est une voiture d'occasion?- Non, elle ou c'est...

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John

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19 January 2018

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C'est une voiture d'occasion?- Non, elle ou c'est...

Shouldn't the second sentence in this example read, Non, c'est neuf or Non, c'est nouveau, with a masculine adjective?

This relates to:
Neuf vs nouveau = New -

Chris

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19 January 2018

19/01/18

It is "la voiture", therefore "elle" and "neuve" both are in the feminine form since they refer to it.
You don't say "c'est.." because you refer to a specific vehicle, in which case you use "elle" instead of the impersonal "ce".


Here is the lesson on this: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-cest-or-il-est-elle-est-to-say-it-is


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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