A bit off topic, but...

A bit off topic, but...

In the third example, "Il est important qu'il apprenne ses lecons", how come it's not "c'est important"?
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Steven !

Here we used the impersonal "il" (same one as in "il fait beau"), which can also be replaced by "c'est":
"C'est important qu'il apprenne ses leçons."

Note that the "il" version is considered as more elegant.

Have a look at the related lesson: Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...">Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...">Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...">Il est (important) que + Le Subjonctif = It is (important) for (someone) to ...

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

A bit off topic, but...

In the third example, "Il est important qu'il apprenne ses lecons", how come it's not "c'est important"?

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