In a quiz:
Q: Qui est cet homme?
A: C’est Marc Dupré.
Why C'est and not Il est?
The first rule in the lesson for C’est is that you use it if it/he/she
is followed by un/une/le/la or another article. That is not the case here.
The second rule is to use C'est to express general,
unspecific statements and opinions, referring to a thing generally, as in something
unspecified is great or delicious, like "Science is fun!". But here, the answer is identifying a specific person, Marc Dupré, not a general concept.
In the case of people you cannot use 'il/elle est' .
It has to be -
C'est Mme Legrand
C'est mon oncle
C'est Marc Dupré
Hope this helps!
In English, you would also tend to use the impersonal form:
"Who is that?" -- "That's Mike" (and not "he is mike")
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