Why is the answer "boit de l'eau", and not just "boit l'eau"? Wouldn't "boit de l'eau" be a translation of "The horse drinks some water"? Not sure if Duolingo wrong, or just my understanding :)
The horse drinks water = Le cheval boit de l'eau.
The horse drinks some water = Le cheval boit de l'eau
The horse drinks the water = Le cheval boit l'eau
Ah, this explains so much. Thank you.
I still dont get it! If it is right either way, why would I get it wrong?
What did you answer that was not accepted ?
I just dont get why it has to say de l'eau and not just boit l'eau. In some sentence I have used the later and it is always right. All of a sudden, in this sentence it is wrong!! Why!
As I said in my previous comments :
"Le cheval boit l'eau" = "The horse drinks the water"
"Le cheval boit de l'eau" = "The horse drinks (some) water"
It has to be "de l'eau" because we're not talking about a specific water, just some random water.