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"Le nombre ( de bises) le plus répandu, c'est 2.

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melissa

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7 July 2017

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"Le nombre ( de bises) le plus répandu, c'est 2.

Why do you need the c' here. Why not just "le nombre est 2?"

This relates to:
C'est = It is -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

7 July 2017

7/07/17

Bonjour Mélissa !

This is a colloquial difference of expression between French and English :)

Indeed in such cases where the subject of a sentence with "être" is quite long, we tend to add a coma + "c'est" in French, which is a (slightly redundant I agree) way to take a breath and not get lost in the sentence I guess, as such:

Ce que j'aime le plus, c'est son sourire.
What I like the most is his smile.

Le jour que je préfère est le samedi.
Le jour que je préfère, c'est le samedi.

The day I prefer is Saturday.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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