On the quiz, I missed this question:
Tu aimes le violet ? Oui, ________ est très joli!
I answered with 'il', because it fits the criteria that we are not talking about something general, but something specifically referred to previously: the color violet. The answer was actually "c'".
Can you explain why?
I guess if the context were about a specific violet, like the third one from the left in a bunch of them, then you would il. The question, as I understand it, is asking about violets in general. Sometimes in French you use the singular in this case, where in English you would use plural.
Thanks for your reply. I thought violet in this context meant "purple". Or does it, in fact, refer to the flower ?
You are probably right. Could refer to the color, too. In that case it is the same kind of reasoning. The general color asks for ce instead of il.
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