Verbal Ability - Spotting Errors - Discussion

Discussion :: Spotting Errors - Section 1 (Q.No.75)

Read each sentence to find out whether there is any grammatical error in it. The error, if any will be in one part of the sentence. The letter of that part is the answer. If there is no error, the answer is 'D'. (Ignore the errors of punctuation, if any).

75. 

(solve as per the direction given above)

[A]. They
[B]. enjoyed thoroughly
[C]. at the party.
[D]. No error.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

thoroughly enjoyed themselves

Smiley said: (Aug 13, 2011)  
Can any one explain?

Kalai said: (Sep 12, 2011)  
Where we should use 'themselves' and 'myself'' ?

Srilakshmi said: (Aug 12, 2013)  
Because in question they is placed so we can write themselves not my self.

Shweta said: (Jul 31, 2014)  
Why the answer is not D?

Debobrata Poddar said: (Jan 15, 2015)  
Enjoyed is such special type of verb if it is used reflexively in a sentence then enjoyed should be followed by reflexive pronoun. So they enjoyed themselves at the party.

Sandeep Chaudhari said: (Jul 4, 2016)  
I think C) as at Party is the correct option.

Sunil Chauhan said: (Jul 8, 2016)  
What is the need of writing "themselves"? The sentence itself is making sense without themselves.

Anuj said: (Sep 5, 2016)  
As mentioned in the sentence that they thoroughly enjoyed but what did they enjoy? that's not mentioned anywhere in the sentence.

Hence the complete sentence can be:

They thoroughly enjoyed themselves/food/music/etc at the party.

Mohit said: (Sep 22, 2016)  
Verb such as "acquit, resign, enjoy, exult, apply, adjust, prove" are use reflexively.

"They enjoyed during summer vacation".

Right is "They enjoyed themselves during summer vacation".

Partha Sarathi said: (Sep 24, 2016)  
Thoroughly here is acting as an 'adverb of manner' which is modifying the verb 'enjoy'. How much they are enjoying themselves!

Sumedh said: (Jan 8, 2018)  
How does this sound like, they thoroughly enjoyed the party?

Kumar said: (Apr 5, 2021)  
Then why thoroughly?

Please explain.

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