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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?

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    Any examples of this, by any chance ? Jul 11, 2012 at 14:28
  • Hmm...not on hand. Need some time. Jul 11, 2012 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, 2012 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. Jul 11, 2012 at 15:33
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    @Aerovistae Perhaps you could include that in your question :)
    – Kareen
    Jul 11, 2012 at 16:28


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