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How to say 'it' when 'it' has no defined gender?

I can't seem to figure out the pattern for when different pronouns are used for objects. Sometimes it's "ce" and sometimes it's "il" or "elle," despite that the sentiment being expressed would in English amount to the same thing. Is there any pattern or reason?

marked as duplicate by Evpok Jul 11 '12 at 15:23

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    Any examples of this, by any chance ? – RomainValeri Jul 11 '12 at 14:28
  • Hmm...not on hand. Need some time. – temporary_user_name Jul 11 '12 at 14:39
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    Duplicate of How to say 'it' when 'it' has no defined gender?, long story short there is no pattern for the grammatical gender of objects but it is meaningless and you can use ça if you don't want to explicit it. – Evpok Jul 11 '12 at 15:26
  • @Evpok Actually that question only pertains to pronouns as objects; I'm referring to them used as subjects. The information there is not pertinent. But I'm still looking for examples on my question anyway; I would say leave it closed until/unless I can edit it with some specific instances. – temporary_user_name Jul 11 '12 at 15:33
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    @Aerovistae Perhaps you could include that in your question :) – Kareen Jul 11 '12 at 16:28

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