La politesse. C’est inhabituel.

RobertB2Kwiziq community member

La politesse. C’est inhabituel.

OK, after ten minutes of work I *think* I finally found the answer in 2b (it might have been 2a — I can’t look while typing this) of "C'est" vs "Il/Elle est" to say it is/she is/he is in French

My question was how to decide between ce and elle.  I *think* the answer is that this is a general statement of opinion.  It would be nice if the first answer marked with the green checkmark as a correct answer were the one that contains a link to the lesson/article including this information.  Actually it would be nice if that answer contained links to the other related articles as well.

Note that the first answer marked with the green checkmark is NOT correct.  More accurately, it is ONLY correct if one encounters this question in the context of a lesson.  When one encounters the question as part of a « Test Now » set of ten questions for level A1 (as I did, of course) there is no lesson context to tell you to use ce instead of ça.  That wasn’t my problem, but it was not helpful to encounter that « correct answer » while trying to solve my issue.

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Robert,

Thank you for your feedback! I will pass it on to the language team. 

You are right that the correct answer is "c'est" as "c'est is followed by an adjective or an adverb on its own" as per the lesson on 'C'est, ce sont' and because it is a general statement (as per the lesson on 'c'est vs il/elle est'). Also, you couldn't have 'elle est' as the adjective is masculine.

I hope this is helpful.

Merci de votre contribution et bonne journée.

 

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Robert,

Update: this question has now been reviewed as the language team agreed the context wasn't clear enough. This question has been removed and changed to include a better context.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

La politesse. C’est inhabituel.

OK, after ten minutes of work I *think* I finally found the answer in 2b (it might have been 2a — I can’t look while typing this) of "C'est" vs "Il/Elle est" to say it is/she is/he is in French

My question was how to decide between ce and elle.  I *think* the answer is that this is a general statement of opinion.  It would be nice if the first answer marked with the green checkmark as a correct answer were the one that contains a link to the lesson/article including this information.  Actually it would be nice if that answer contained links to the other related articles as well.

Note that the first answer marked with the green checkmark is NOT correct.  More accurately, it is ONLY correct if one encounters this question in the context of a lesson.  When one encounters the question as part of a « Test Now » set of ten questions for level A1 (as I did, of course) there is no lesson context to tell you to use ce instead of ça.  That wasn’t my problem, but it was not helpful to encounter that « correct answer » while trying to solve my issue.

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