Il est v c’est

VivienneC1Kwiziq community member

Il est v c’est

I am struggling to understand when to use c’est rather than il/elle est despite having read through the suggested lesson. Can someone please help? 

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Vivienne, 

C'est mon petit-fils = He is my grandson 

It is because in French , you cannot say -

Il est mon petit fils

Il est mon cousin

Elle est ma sœur

it has to be 'C'est mon, ma ...' when followed by a noun.

C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is/she is/he is

Hope this helps!

TonyC1Kwiziq community member

i think you use c'est instead of il est if it is followed by a noun?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Also, read the q&a below the lesson.

Il est v c’est

I am struggling to understand when to use c’est rather than il/elle est despite having read through the suggested lesson. Can someone please help? 

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