C'est vs ilest

CarolB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

C'est vs ilest

Why is it c'est pierre and not il est pierre?

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carol, 

Take a look at my answer to Jorge with a list of frequent errors with 'c'est/il est'.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/c-est-ma-mere-vs-elle-est-ma-mere

Also, look out for a fill-in-the-blanks I worked on this very matter which might help you with this conundrum.

Bonne Continuation!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Carol, I note you found the answer in the discussion. Agree with you that a line noting this specific situation should be in the lesson - it is not fully covered as such presently, which explains the question appearing regularly. (I couldn’t find it covered directly in a quick search on the Lawless site either, might be there somewhere I missed). 

This link may give you further understanding:

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/cest-versus-il-elle-est/

C'est vs ilest

Why is it c'est pierre and not il est pierre?

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