Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est ________."

SamC1

Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est ________."

In this question you have used ‘c’est’ - however it is not a general question. It is specific to ‘this’ apple. Please explain why it wasn’t ‘elle’. Thankyou 

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Sam, 

C'est can only be followed by a masculine adjective , making it a more general comment.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson highlighting this -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/cest-means-it-is

You could also say -

Cette pomme est bonne - oui, elle est excellente 

Hope this helps!

 

 

I think Sam's question is about why it isn't Oui, elle est bonne, since the speaker is referring to a specific apple.

CécileKwiziq language super star

I am not sure what the exercise was asking , just assumed it wanted to practice the use of 'c'est'....

SamC1

Thankyou I understand that. But that’s not my question. Why is it C’est bon and not elle est bonne as it’s a specific apple. Not, apples (in general) are good. 

SamC1

Thankyou Cecile i understand that. But that’s was not my question. The answer they had was C’est bon and I thought as you said, it should be Elle est bonne as it’s a specific apple that is good, and not, apples (in general) are good. But I must be missing something and would like to understand why. 

CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Sam, 

It would make more sense to say -

Oui, elle est très bonne 

or 

Oui, elle est délicieuse 

but I didn't set the test and have no access to it ....

Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est ________."

In this question you have used ‘c’est’ - however it is not a general question. It is specific to ‘this’ apple. Please explain why it wasn’t ‘elle’. Thankyou 

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