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ce sont instead of ces sont

there were a sentence " ce sont les dernières chaussures " shouldn't we say ces sont instead of ce sont, for plural ??

August 13, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1km

No. I know it's hard, but try not to confuse the demonstrative pronoun "ce" used with "être", and the demonstrative adjectives "ce", "cet", "cette" and "ces". Demonstrative pronouns: "c'est" = "it's", and "ce sont" = "they are". Demonstrative adjectives: "ce", "cet", "cette" (according to gender) = "this"/"that", or "ces" = "these"/"those" , but because they are adjectives, they must be followed by a noun, not a verb. So the given translation is correct, unless you instead want to say "Ces chaussures sont ... " in which case you would be correct to use "ces".


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

HEY DUDE ... although you wrote this comment two years ago (as duolingo says) it is still helping people ... thanks a lot and enjoy the lingot :-)


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

Well thank you on behalf of 1km (it is an alias of mine). We didn't have lingots two years ago, so a welcome surprise!


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

OH ... nice,that's awesome.... thanks again .... ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Job946523

Even six years later.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kcpd4573

Now it makes sense.


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

Merci beaucoup. Ça peut être déroutant.


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

Thanks a lot, I understood it now


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

This helped a lot! I was really happy to see this one. I was confused for a while :P


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

Thanks! This is a helpful explanation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davyton1

Thank you 1km ... your post is still helping. Finally I understand!

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