C'est vs. elles sont

PavelQRC1Kwiziq community member

C'est vs. elles sont

Bonjour à tous !

 Yesterday I was chatting with friends and then, I entertained a doubt that I couldn't clear up on my own. Here's the dialogue of two of my friends:

- J’ai aussi acheté des pêches.

- Oui, elles sont très bonnes et populaires

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi PavelQR, 

Elles sont très bonnes is correct but i wouldn’t use theadjectivepopulaire’ to describe foodstuff. 

Instead, from the consumer -

Elles plaisent beaucoup

From the seller-

On en vend beaucoup

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Here is my take on this:

The original speaker spoke about peaches in general (des pêches -- some peaches). In the reply I would, therefore, use ce sont instead of elles sont. Had he made reference to some specific peaches (like he let me peek into his shopping basket), I would use elles sont.

C'est vs. elles sont

Bonjour à tous !

 Yesterday I was chatting with friends and then, I entertained a doubt that I couldn't clear up on my own. Here's the dialogue of two of my friends:

- J’ai aussi acheté des pêches.

- Oui, elles sont très bonnes et populaires

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