Perhaps I'm just not getting this?

PaulineA1Kwiziq community member

Perhaps I'm just not getting this?

Above, you say: C'est in sentences "it is + a/the/my... + thing" C'est une jolie robe. It is a pretty dress. The sentence above is referring to a specific dress, otherwise how could we say it is pretty? Yet, further down the page, I read this: "...Il est/elle est for statements and opinions related to specific things: Tu aimes mon pull ? -Oui, il est très beau. Do you like my sweater? -Yes, it's very nice..." According the this, the sentence should be: "Elle est une jolie robe".
Asked 4 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Yes, we'll work on this lesson very soon, but in the meantime, the difference in these specific cases is that c'est is followed by a noun, while il / elle est is followed by an adjective.
PaulineA1Kwiziq community member
Thanks Laura!
ElenaA1Kwiziq community member
Is this correct: Tu aimes mon pull ? -Oui, il est très beau. Or Tu aimes mon pull ? -Oui, c'est un très beau pull.
MaryB2Kwiziq community member

Why is this not a broad general statement that uses C' ?  Please explain exactly why C' is incorrect. I have grown vert frustrated trying to understand this.  

CharlotteA1Kwiziq community member

Pauline, the answer is : elle est jolie.

OduwoleA1Kwiziq community member

Could you give a synopsis, I mean a short clue to get this c'est and Il/elle?

From your previous reply, you texted, c'est is followed after a noun and il/elle is followed after an adjective. Could you please site an example?

Perhaps I'm just not getting this?

Above, you say: C'est in sentences "it is + a/the/my... + thing" C'est une jolie robe. It is a pretty dress. The sentence above is referring to a specific dress, otherwise how could we say it is pretty? Yet, further down the page, I read this: "...Il est/elle est for statements and opinions related to specific things: Tu aimes mon pull ? -Oui, il est très beau. Do you like my sweater? -Yes, it's very nice..." According the this, the sentence should be: "Elle est une jolie robe".

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