Elle est for opinion of specific thing, non?

RebeccaB2Kwiziq community member

Elle est for opinion of specific thing, non?

The ce vs. il/elle question is driving me crazy!  I've created a detailed flowchart and I still get them wrong.  Why is this "C'est"?  

Tu aimes l'école? Oui, ________ est très intéressant!

"Elle" is used when expressing an opinion of a specific thing, here, a school.  Your own example uses, "Tu aimes mon pull?  Oui, il est très beau."  How is this any different?????



Asked 1 year ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I think the point here is that it's not actually the school that is "interesting", it's the general experience of being at school.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Rebecca,  

Try here, it may restore your sanity:-

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/cest-vs-il-est/

Bonne continuation.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

As a crutch: if the verb of the sentence is "être", use "ce". The cases where you'd use "il/elle" with "être" are rare.

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Rebecca,

Here are 2 examples with an explanation which I hope clarifies it all for you:

Tu aimes mon pull ? Oui, il est joli. -> mon = specific / Il-elle est + adjective
Tu aimes l'école ? Oui, c'est intéressant. -> l' = non-specific, i.e. generally speaking / c'est + adjective

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Elle est for opinion of specific thing, non?

The ce vs. il/elle question is driving me crazy!  I've created a detailed flowchart and I still get them wrong.  Why is this "C'est"?  

Tu aimes l'école? Oui, ________ est très intéressant!

"Elle" is used when expressing an opinion of a specific thing, here, a school.  Your own example uses, "Tu aimes mon pull?  Oui, il est très beau."  How is this any different?????



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