Why not "'Ces sont des vacances...?

JackB2Kwiziq community member

Why not "'Ces sont des vacances...?

Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Ce sont des vacances. -- These are holidays. Pendant ces vacances je m'ennuyais beaucoup. -- On these holidays I used to be bored a lot.

In the former construction "ce" does not refer directly to holidays. It is the subject of the sentence all by itself.

In the second sentence "ces" goes with holidays like any adjective does with its verb. And since "vacances" is plural, "ces" is plural as well.

JackB2Kwiziq community member

Ok, then what is ""These hollidays are boring"'?    

PatrickA2Kwiziq community member
ces vacances sont ennuyeuses

Why not "'Ces sont des vacances...?

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