Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est bon.

Geoff

Kwiziq community member

28 September 2018

2 replies

Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est bon.

I got this question:

Cette pomme est bonne. - Oui, c'est _______.

I answered bon because I knew to use the masculine, but my question is why it's c'est in this case. I've read the relevant pages (https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/review/4671/2123437 and https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/3006) and my interpretation is that this would fall under 2b of https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/view/4671: 

il est/elle est  for statements and opinions related to specific things.

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

Geoff

Kwiziq community member

28 September 2018

28/09/18

To add to this, the English translation provided by Kwiziq was:

This apple is good. Yes, it is good.

Had it said "This apple is good. Yes, they are good," then « Ce sont bon » would have made sense to me (versus « elle est bonne »).

Max

Kwiziq community member

30 September 2018

30/09/18

My issue with Kwizik is that when I ask a question, I get back "We don't speak French" - not what I would have expected.

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