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C'est or Il est ?
"The French expressions c’est and il est can be tricky because they are synonymous but not interchangeable.* Which one to use depends less on meaning than it does on grammar."

This is a very useful article from Lawless French that will help you understand when to use c'est and when to use il est.

At a basic level c'est is normally followed by a noun (and possibly an adjective) whereas il est is only ever followed by an adjective.

Read the article for more details and additional explanations.

* Except in impersonal expressions

Level: Article in English
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