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Ron, thanks.

Rene

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19 October 2017

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Ron, thanks.

Sometimes you say "it's being repeated, therefore use c'est ". But in the case of Didier, its being repeated, so il is OK. IOW, I don't know when to use cest or il! What a struggle! You mentioned context. I made up all my examples. Could this lesson provide LOTS OF EXAMPLES WITHCONTELX CONTEXT? Maybe by reading dozens of context based examples, we learners may eventually get this difficult topic...

This relates to:
C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

20 October 2017

20/10/17

Bonsoir Rene,
Here are four more sites that cover the use of il vs c'est. Hopefully you can get a better understanding from these different ways of explaining this.
http://laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/pro3.html
https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/cest-vs-il-est/
https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/cest-versus-il-elle-est
https://www.thoughtco.com/french-expressions-cest-vs-il-est-4083779
Bonne chance.

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