Ce sont vs Elles sont

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Ce sont vs Elles sont

J'utilise ces tomates. ________ les dernières


I believe that "Elles sont" should be used here because we are talking about specific tomatoes. Yet "Ce sont" is correct here - why?

Asked 1 month ago
ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Bonjour Sam !

Madame Cécile has already acknowledged the same question on the following link ->

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/questions/view/in-the-sentence-j-utilise-ces-tomates-ce-cont-les-dernieres-why-can-t-we-say-elles-sont-les-derniere

Also, the explanation below is  given by her to a question in the same lesson you pinned ->

Even simpler than that, in French you cannot say -

Elle/il est +

une/un/ la/le /du/mon/ma /sa/son/leur  or a name 

Ils sont +

les/des/mes/leurs

so it has to be - C'est or Ce sont 

 

Ce sont vs Elles sont

J'utilise ces tomates. ________ les dernières


I believe that "Elles sont" should be used here because we are talking about specific tomatoes. Yet "Ce sont" is correct here - why?

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