Is there a difference between "c'est" and "c'était" ? It seems like people use them interchangeably.
C'est - it is. ( présent)
C'était - it was (imparfait).
It is magnificent - c'est magnifique.
It was magnificent - c'était magnifique.
As 'verb of state', être is most frequently conjugated in imparfait for past tense.
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