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    Default to fish

    What is correct?

    he's fishing for a fish.

    or

    he's fishing a fish.

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    Default Re: to fish

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    Actually, just 'He's fishing'. We assume that it is for a fish.
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    Default Re: to fish

    Mr Micawber is correct in that there's no need to mention 'fish' unless it's a particular kind of fish.

    He's fishing for grayling/brook trout/squid/sea bream.

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    Default Re: to fish

    "Fishing for" a particular kind of fish as Riverkid said or something other than fish, such as "a compliment," or "information," or "change."

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    Thanks for your help!!!

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