In the example Il est celui qui mange le plus bruyamment, why is il est used instead of c’est?

HeatherB1Kwiziq community member

In the example Il est celui qui mange le plus bruyamment, why is il est used instead of c’est?

I thought when être was followed by a noun or pronoun the subject would be c’est, like c’est mon fils or c’est la mienne. Isn’t celui also a pronoun? Is it because il is also the subject of the verb manger?

Asked 6 months ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Heather !

Indeed, the general rule is to use "c'est", and not "il est" here.This example has now been updated accordingly :)

Merci et bonne journée ! 

In the example Il est celui qui mange le plus bruyamment, why is il est used instead of c’est?

I thought when être was followed by a noun or pronoun the subject would be c’est, like c’est mon fils or c’est la mienne. Isn’t celui also a pronoun? Is it because il is also the subject of the verb manger?

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