"Le nombre ( de bises) le plus répandu, c'est 2.

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melissa

Kwiziq community member

7 July 2017

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"Le nombre ( de bises) le plus répandu, c'est 2.

Why do you need the c' here. Why not just "le nombre est 2?"

This relates to:
C'est = It is -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

7 July 2017

7/07/17

Bonjour Mélissa !

This is a colloquial difference of expression between French and English :)

Indeed in such cases where the subject of a sentence with "être" is quite long, we tend to add a coma + "c'est" in French, which is a (slightly redundant I agree) way to take a breath and not get lost in the sentence I guess, as such:

Ce que j'aime le plus, c'est son sourire.
What I like the most is his smile.

Le jour que je préfère est le samedi.
Le jour que je préfère, c'est le samedi.

The day I prefer is Saturday.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Stewart

Kwiziq community member

10 June 2018

10/06/18

Hi Aurélie

Do I understand your answer to mean that both of the following sentences are correct?

Le jour que je préfère est le samedi.
Le jour que je préfère, c'est le samedi.

Thank you

Stewart

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

13 June 2018

13/06/18

Bonjour Stewart !

Oui, c'est tout à fait ça :)

À bientôt !

Stewart

Kwiziq community member

13 June 2018

13/06/18

Je vous remercie.

C'est brilliant.

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