Response to "Comment se sont passées tes vacances" is in the singular not plural?

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Response to "Comment se sont passées tes vacances" is in the singular not plural?

Oh, c'était sympa and not Oh, c'étaient sympas? 

Since the question references vacances that's always plural, I thought the answer should the equivalent of 'they were', not 'it was'. 

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Vimal,

That's a really interesting question! If what follows is a plural noun, then you will use "c'étaient".

C'étaient des vacances sympas = They were nice holidays

-> "des vacances" is the "real subject"

C'était sympa = It was nice

 -> always singular with standalone adjectives

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Response to "Comment se sont passées tes vacances" is in the singular not plural?

Oh, c'était sympa and not Oh, c'étaient sympas? 

Since the question references vacances that's always plural, I thought the answer should the equivalent of 'they were', not 'it was'. 

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