"She is a great woman."
Translation:C'est une grande femme.
I translated this to "Elle est une grande femme", which wasn't accepted. I clearly remember though seeing a sentence here earlier, that was "You are a great person", and which was translated to "Tu es une grande personne".
I think I've found the answer here: http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa032500.htm
I translated it to "Elle est une bonne femme", which does mean She is great/fantastic woman. I realize that we are working on "C'est"; however, she does translate to "elle" as well.
Il/Elle est un(e) XXX is not French, you have to say C'est un(e) XXX.
I had used "bonne" as great. I know "bonne" means "good" but can it also mean great or that just "grande"
I wouldn't translate it by bonne, and never in this sentence because "c'est une bonne femme" is pejorative and "c'est une femme bonne" is slang (see http://www.wordreference.com/fren/bonne for the meaning if you want).
I (French native speaker) don't think there is any context where you can translate great by bon/bonne, but I can't pretend to be sure: too many meanings of great, see http://www.wordreference.com/enfr/great).