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Tu aimes le violet ? Oui, ________ est très joli! (Il vs c'est)

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Tu aimes le violet ? Oui, ________ est très joli! (Il vs c'est)

Why is it c'est here and not il?
Tu aimes le violet ? Oui, c'est très joli! 

Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Here is a rule that's better than 80% correct: When the verb is être, use c'est and not il/elle est.

The explanation here is that the question is about the general color purple and therefore not a specific reference to anything in particular. But if you go with the rule above, you'll get it right almost every time.

Tu aimes le violet ? Oui, ________ est très joli! (Il vs c'est)

Why is it c'est here and not il?
Tu aimes le violet ? Oui, c'est très joli! 

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