Il/Elle vs. C'et

BethA1Kwiziq community member

Il/Elle vs. C'et

Qui est Sylvie ? - C'est ma sœur.


Why not say, Elle et ma sour? (It is 'specific').

Asked 2 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Beth, this question (and similar) is covered in answers below the linked lesson. Worth reading through. In simple terms, as the lesson notes, ‘c’est’ is used when followed by an article/determiner - “c’est ma” in this case. 

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It's because you are speaking French and not English.. just the way the language is.. using English logic will cause you all sorts of problems.

Il/Elle vs. C'et

Qui est Sylvie ? - C'est ma sœur.


Why not say, Elle et ma sour? (It is 'specific').

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