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I don't understand the use of c' in this phrase.

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"Orwell veut nous faire traverser un mur, et ce mur c'est l'idéologie."

It looks like "ce mur" is the subject in the second clause. How about c'?

Why not "Orwell veut nous faire traverser un mur, et ce mur est l'idéologie"?

Thanks.

January 15, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

... and this wall, it is ideology. That's just how it is expressed in French. We don't always express ideas in the same way in different languages.

January 15, 2018

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Isn't a comma needed after "mur"?

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

You will have to ask one of the native speakers about that. I'm not sure where the French stand on open punctuation.

January 15, 2018

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Thank you!

January 15, 2018
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