"Le nombre ( de bises) le plus répandu, c'est 2.

"Le nombre ( de bises) le plus répandu, c'est 2.

Why do you need the c' here. Why not just "le nombre est 2?"
This question relates to:French lesson "C'est = It is"
Asked 11 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Bonjour Mélissa !

This is a colloquial difference of expression between French and English :)

Indeed in such cases where the subject of a sentence with "être" is quite long, we tend to add a coma + "c'est" in French, which is a (slightly redundant I agree) way to take a breath and not get lost in the sentence I guess, as such:

Ce que j'aime le plus, c'est son sourire.
What I like the most is his smile.

Le jour que je préfère est le samedi.
Le jour que je préfère, c'est le samedi.

The day I prefer is Saturday.

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Hi Aurélie

Do I understand your answer to mean that both of the following sentences are correct?

Le jour que je préfère est le samedi.
Le jour que je préfère, c'est le samedi.

Thank you

Stewart

AurélieKwiziq language super star

Bonjour Stewart !

Oui, c'est tout à fait ça :)

À bientôt !

Je vous remercie.

C'est brilliant.

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