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C'est mon fils et ma fille is not just familiar but an accepted and common style. There are rare cases where using Ce sont is mandatory like where it expands a previously expressed plural: Je parle espagnol et anglais, ce sont des langues que j'ai étudiées à l'école. and not ... c'est des langues... Otherwise, despite being less formal French, ...


"c'est", like "on", tends to be a neutral even in the number (in popular langage). E.g. Only very literate people would write "vivent les vacances" instead of "vive les vacances", despite only the first being correct. Similarily (but less extreme) at oral people easily say "c'est + plural" instead of "ce sont". You will be considered as slightly picky if you ...

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