In one of quiz’s question it asks something like qu’est cet homme? And the answer is ; c’est (name of the person). I was wondering if we can say “il est…” instead of c’est. Since its asking about a particular person and while studying “il/elle est” it says if its asking about a specific thing we should use it. I need a bit clarifications please.
Qui est cet homme? -- C'est Pierre.
In this context it would be incorrect to use il. The pronoun c'est is used to introduce and identify someone or something. That rule trumps the one about referring to a particular person or object.
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