https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

@MarcD50 @ImperieLinguist

Don't worry guys! It's nothing bad. I put your names up in the title because I have a question about French and you guys seem to be the most explanatory. So here it is:

How do I know when to use 'il est' or 'c'est'?

Thanks!

August 4, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn

You might get more people to read your question if you put it in the title as opposed to names.

This is a link to a comment explaining it

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4286849

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

Thanks!

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ImperieLinguist

I thought you use "Il est" when it isn't followed by an article and "C'est" when it is followed by an article. I don't know though. By the way, why did you ask me? I'm at a lower level in French than you! :P

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn

Il est when followed by adjectives or adverbs. C'est when followed by a noun or a pronoun. Exceptions include professions/nationalities/religion and general statements with adjectives. As says in the link

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

thanks for the link! It helped me! Merci beaucoup!

August 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410

Yes. But you seem to know a lot about the grammar. I don't even know half of the rules! The right thing just comes to me...kinda like English. Except...this isn't the case for il est and c'est

August 4, 2017
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