Adjectives after c'est are masculine

Tamani

Kwiziq community member

12 July 2017

4 replies

Adjectives after c'est are masculine

Yet the examples state: "C'est une jolie robe," and "C'est une bonne nageuse." Why is the feminine used here?

This relates to:
C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

13 July 2017

13/07/17

Bonjour Tamani,

When c'est is followed only by an adjective, it's masculine: C'est joli, C'est bon, C'est intéressant.

When it's followed by a noun and adjective, as in your examples, the adjective follows the normal rules of agreement.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

14 July 2017

14/07/17

Thanks to your question Tamani, I've now updated the related lesson to remove any ambiguity :)

Merci et à bientôt !

Tamani

Kwiziq community member

15 July 2017

15/07/17

I'm glad I've made an impact!

Merci!

Stevenson

Kwiziq community member

3 November 2017

3/11/17

Hi Aurèlie, what did you change in the lesson because after reading it several times I still had the same question as Tamani, although your response did answer my question. Thanks

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