The difference between the second two variants ...

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Stuart

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4 December 2017

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The difference between the second two variants ...

Is the difference that, in number 1 ‘Qu’est-ce que c’est’ I would just point, whereas the ‘que’ is added if I refer to the object by name?

This relates to:
Qu'est-ce que c'est... and Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça/cela ? = What is... / What's that? -

Chris

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4 December 2017

4/12/17

No, you can use either to point to a thing or to name one.

Qu'est-ce que c'est ça? -- Qu'est-ce que c'est cette boîte?
Qu'est-ce que c'est que ça? -- Q'est-ce que c'est que cette boîte?


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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