I got this question:
Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est _______.
I answered bon because I knew to use the masculine, but my question is why it's c'est in this case. I've read the relevant pages (C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is/she is/he is and Standalone adjectives after c'est are always masculine) and my interpretation is that this would fall under 2b of C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is/she is/he is:
To add to this, the English translation provided by Kwiziq was:
This apple is good. Yes, it is good.
Had it said "This apple is good. Yes, they are good," then « Ce sont bon » would have made sense to me (versus « elle est bonne »).
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