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

MelissaB1Kwiziq community member

"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 question relates to:French lesson "C'est = It is"
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
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 !
StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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

AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Stewart !

Oui, c'est tout à fait ça :)

À bientôt !

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Je vous remercie.

C'est brilliant.

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

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

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