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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coto.i

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

  • 2079

"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

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coto.i
  • 2079

Isn't a comma needed after "mur"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

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

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