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Il y a vs c'est

Kathi W.C1Kwiziq community member

Il y a vs c'est

I am confused about the difference between c'est and il y a. I thought (perhaps incorrectly) that il y a was used for general things (il y a un tour), but c'est used for specific things (c'est le tour Eiffel). Where am I going wrong? 

Asked 1 year ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Kathi,

Have a look here:-

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/il-ya-a-c-est-and-ce-sont

This type of query was answered 5 years ago (Il y a cinq ans) 

I hope that you will find this helpful.

Bonne journée

Jim

Il y a vs c'est

I am confused about the difference between c'est and il y a. I thought (perhaps incorrectly) that il y a was used for general things (il y a un tour), but c'est used for specific things (c'est le tour Eiffel). Where am I going wrong? 

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