Hannah
Could everyone let me know the meaning of this sentence?
<em>"He wanted to take two weeks' holiday, but had to </em><em style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 0);">content himself with one</em><em> because the office was so busy."</em>

I'm confused the meaning of this sentence. Did he end up with a holiday or still has to work?

Thank you all.
May 30, 2019 11:17 PM
Comments · 5
He had to 'content' himself here means he had to accept the fact/satisfy himself with only a one week holiday
May 30, 2019
He was only allowed one week of holiday instead of two. He had to “content” himself with just one week. It could also read “had to settle for one week”.
May 30, 2019
He had a holiday but only one week
May 31, 2019
Like posted by others here, that means he had to be content, or satisfied, with just the one and not the two.
May 31, 2019
He had to settle for one week holiday even though he wanted two weeks holiday initially 
May 31, 2019
Hannah
Language Skills
English, Vietnamese
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English