Why use "c'était" when referring to the TGV?

KenB1Kwiziq community member

Why use "c'était" when referring to the TGV?

It seems it should be "il était" because you are referring specifically to the TGV, and not trains generally.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ken,

In, ‘ C’était très rapide’ what is meant is the whole journey rather than the train itself which of course is very fast....

Hope this helps!

LixinA0Kwiziq community member

pourquoi on utilise « rapide » au lieu de « rapid » ? je pense Le TGV est masculine.

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Lixin,

Le TGV is masculine but the adjective 'rapide' always has an -e whether the noun it refers to is masculine or feminine.

Une réponse rapide = a rapid answer

Un message rapide = a rapid message

C'était rapide = It was rapid

Hope this helps!

Why use "c'était" when referring to the TGV?

It seems it should be "il était" because you are referring specifically to the TGV, and not trains generally.

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