He enjoyed during the holidays. | CSS 2019 Sentence Correction

He enjoyed during the holidays. | CSS 2019 Sentence Correction

He enjoyed during the holidays. | CSS Sentence Corrections with Conceptual Explanations | CSS Solved Sentence Correction 2019 | CSS 2019 Sentence Correction

Every time you put your thoughts or ideas into writing in a competitive exam: CSS or PMS, it must represent you at your very best. Your best greatly depends upon the correct use of grammar, sentence structuring, preposition, punctuation, vocabulary, expression, translation, and how explicitly you put your precise thoughts relevantly and coherently to the examiner. That is why CSS and PMS exams have made English essays and Precis & Composition papers compulsory. So, you have to care much about sentence correction, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics errors. 

Expressing your thoughts on the given topic coherently, fluently, and grammatically correct by supporting each of your stances through examples, facts, and illustrations is the key to cracking CSS, PMS Essay paper. But, unfortunately, although most students, with dedication and practice, learn the art of essay writing within months; despite knowing how to build an argument, introduction, the body of the essay, and analytical conclusion, a great many aspirants in Pakistan fail to score the passing marks in the CSS, PMS Essay and precis papers. This situation baffles aspirants and keeps putting them into the vortex of confusion by making qualifying for essay writing and precis paper a Herculean task, if not to all but to a lot. To help aspirants understand the proper way of cracking essays and precise papers demands understanding the elements of an essay. An essay is a perfect amalgamation of well-connected, coherent thoughts that must not possess any grammatical, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics errors; otherwise, it distracts readers and examiners and results in the failure of an aspirant at large. Unfortunately, to add fuel to the fire, nearly all available books, notes, and websites – which Google displays when you search CSS Past Papers Sentence Corrections – have incorrectly explained the questions. In this detailed article, I have explained the CSS sentence correction questions in detail and what the CSS, PMS examiner sets out in the precis paper to test aspirants.

English, for sure, has dozens of cryptic grammatical rules, many of which the CSS, PMS examiner does not test. Without any doubt, the CSS, PMS precis papers are not set out to test grammar rules; they, instead, are set up to check the clarity of the written expression of an aspirant. For example, if you place a modifier at the wrong place, the intended meaning of a sentence become at odds. 

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CSS Solved Sentence Correction 2019
Question – 1:

He enjoyed during the holidays.

Correct Answer:

He enjoyed himself during the holidays.


To correct the given sentence, we have multiple ways. Let’s explore them all so that you can fix any of such statement if it appears again.

Way – 1:

In the English language, the verbs, such as “Enjoy”, “Hurt”, “Kill”, “Amuse”, “Cut”, “Teach”, “Pay”, etc., are those verbs that always require an object after them. If we don’t place an object after them, the sentence is considered incorrect. 


He enjoyed during the holidays. (Incorrect because there is no object) 

  • He enjoyed playing cricket during the holidays.
    (Playing cricket is an object)
  • He enjoyed meeting people during the holidays.
    (Meeting People is an object)
  • He enjoyed himself during the holidays.
    (Himself – Reflexive Pronoun – is an object)

More Examples: 

  • They paid for themselves.
    (Reflexive pronoun as an object)
  • They paid for them.
    (Personal pronoun as an object)
  • You have hurt yourself.
    (Reflexive pronoun as an object)
  • Nimra is teaching her students English grammar.
    (Noun as an object)
  • Nimra is teaching herself English grammar.
    (Reflexive pronoun as an object)

Way – 2:

In the English language, there are some Idiomatic expressions, which takes reflexive pronouns after them. The list of most commonly used reflexive idioms are given hereunder:

  1. “Enjoy Oneself” (means):
    To have a good time.
  • He enjoyed himself during the holidays. (He had a good time.) 

2. “Behave Oneself” (means):
To behave well. 

  • I hope she will behave herself at the party. (She will behave well…) 

3. “Help Oneself” (means):
To serve oneself as much food/drink as one would like. 

  • Please, help yourself to cookies. (You can take as many as you want.) 

4. “Make Oneself” (means):
To do what one needs to do to feel comfortable and relaxed. 

  • Don’t hesitate, make yourself at home. (Feel you are in your own home) 

5. “By Oneself” (means):
Alone or own one’s own, without any help from other people

  • She doesn’t want to be left there by herself. 
  • She wants me to figure it out by myself. 

6. “Find Oneself” (means):
To learn what one truly values or wants in life. 

  • Many Indians left India and travelled to peaceful countries, saying that they wanted to find themselves. 

7. “Kill Oneself” (means):
To commit suicide or 

  • In despair, she threatened to kill herself. 

8. “Assure Oneself” (means):
To make oneself sure about something. 

  • I tried opening the window to assure myself that it was closed correctly. 

9. “Excuse Oneself” (means):
To tell/speak politely that one needs/has to leave

  • Excusing herself, she quickly stood up and left the drawing-room. 

10. “Ask Oneself” (means):
To think/ponder the relevant answer to the given question. 

  • Before joining an advertised academy or an inexperienced coach, ask yourself if they can help you qualify for the CSS exam or not. 

11. “Burn Oneself” (means):
To injure oneself with a burn. 

  •  Nimra burned herself on the iron. 

12. “Lose Oneself” (means):
To give/dedicate all of one’s attention/consideration/thought to something. 

  •  I usually lost myself in Howfiv. 
  •  He who loses himself in studying always succeed. 

13. “Absent Oneself” (means):
To stay oneself away from something. 

  •  Both girls absented themselves from the class. 

14. “Acquit Oneself” (means):
To behave or perform in a specified way that other people admire. 

  •  My students acquit themselves well in examinations. 
  •  She acquitted herself extremely well in her first stage performance. 

15. “Assert Oneself” (means):
To become known, seen, or recognized across the community or to speak, act, or behave in a manner that brings recognition of one’s rights. 

  • Sir Syed Kazim Ali wants his students to learn how to assert themselves with people in the position of authority. 

16. “Avenge Oneself” (means):
To get revenge. 

  •  He vowed to avenge himself, saying he would make her pay for what she had done to him. 

17. “Square Oneself With” (means):
To re-establish a friendship with somebody after apologizing to them. 

  •  It will not take more than a few words to square yourself with Sarah. 

18. “Handle Oneself” (means):
To behave. 

  •  I usually watch how my students handle themselves in the classroom. 
  • Howfiv handles itself well under the severe opposition by the academy mafia. 

19. “Apply Oneself” (means):
To make oneself work hard to complete something successfully. 

  • If you apply yourself to learn creative English writing, you might learn how to give your thoughts words grammatically correct. 
  • He applied himself to learning the English language. 
  • My students apply themselves to practice English writing daily; thus, they easily qualify for any competitive exam. 

20. “Busy Oneself” (means):
To occupy oneself with much work. 

  • Thousands of kids busy themselves taking online quizzes at Kids Corner all day. 

21. “Deny Oneself” (means):
To abstain/refrain oneself from desired things.

  • She sometimes denies herself the food, which she loves to eat, to keep in shape.

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