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Why do we use C'est when talking about a specific pencil case?

Hamza B.A1Kwiziq community member

Why do we use C'est when talking about a specific pencil case?

For this statement: "Est-ce ta trousse? - Oui, c'est la mienne."

Why are we using "c'est" if it is about a specific item (the pencil case). In the previous lesson, if we know exactly what we're talking about we should use il/elle. 


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Asked 3 years ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Have a look at the first section of the lesson again  - if an article follows, it is = c’est, never il est or elle est. In this case “LA mienne”.

Why do we use C'est when talking about a specific pencil case?

For this statement: "Est-ce ta trousse? - Oui, c'est la mienne."

Why are we using "c'est" if it is about a specific item (the pencil case). In the previous lesson, if we know exactly what we're talking about we should use il/elle. 


Thanks

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