Why is את there?
The word את "et" is the marker for a definite direct object - so if the direct object uses the word "the" / prefix ה then you need it.
When one writes את ה one puts emphasis on the object
E.g. אני שותה יין ani shote yayn - I drink a wine
But אני שותה את היין ani shote at hayayn - I drink the wine
Its like pointing with your finger but verbally
Why am I getting an error message when my sentence was exactly as above except for the nekudot? Is there a place on my keyboard to insert nekudot?
Did it consider it as a typo or as an incorrect answer?
I don't know. This often happens. It shows the correct answer and it is the same as the one I submitted. The only difference would be that mine doesn't show nekudot.
Oh I see what you mean. It does not show it as a typo. It shows it as incorrect.
We are aware of this bug. However, as far as I know, it should consider it as a typo in most cases.
Can you take a screenshot of it?
What in earth is wrong with "I am drinking the juice" ?
aní shoté et ha-mitz.
I wrote אני שותה את המיץ and it was correct
What's the את for? Is the sentence fatally incorrect if I don't include it?
If there is a ה in the beggining of the following word then you write if. If there is no ה then you dont wrote anything for example אני אוכל את הפירות . אני אוכל פרי
Same problem on this sentence
It can also mean, I am drinking the juice; that's the same!
Is it always fruit juice, or is mitz also used of carrot juice etc
Im pretty sure that mitz just means juice not any specific type... if that helps