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Given that "heure" is feminine, as indicated by the interrogative adjective "quelle", why is the expression "quelle heure est-il" and not "quelle heure est-elle"? Je ne comprends pas.

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Its because the response to the question "Quelle heure est-il ?" is "Il est midi", using the non finite form.

"Elle (est)" is never used for an impersonal expression. In the following examples, it can't replace "il".

Il est temps de partir.

Il est vraiment difficile de trouver un bon artisan aujourd’hui.

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