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"C'est" vs "il est": best explanation I've seen

Hi fellow French learners. I've read over the very good about.com explanation (http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa032500.htm) of when to use "c'est" vs "il est" a number of times, but somehow it still didn't entirely sink in. I think her "adjective describing a situation" was confusing me a bit.

Just now I read something that made it clearer for me so I thought I'd share it here: the explanation on http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/cest-versus-il-elle-est covers basically the same points but gives a lot more examples, and her explanation of what the about.com page called an adjective describing a situation seems clearer to me.

C'est bon!

4 years ago

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Excellent! I agree with you, in particular on the extensive use of examples... which is all about Duo's method, by the way. Later on, when they can, I believe Duo should complement their lessons with that kind of approach (short dialogs, Q&A). Thanks, from now on, I'll stop explaining that and I'll just cut & paste that link! ;-)

4 years ago

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I prefer the link from frenchtoday as well, as far as the quality of the explanations are concerned. Thanks for sharing it.

4 years ago