Student or Learner
She is quite a catch!
What is the meaning of ''catch in the sentence above?
Imagine a fisherman standing on a riverbank with a fishing rod hoping to catch a ... mermaid?
Incidentally, I have just noticed that I wrote, "in search for a mermaid." I appear to have conflated to search for, the search for and in search of, about which we had a discussion on another thread very recently.
This should give encouragement to learners who sometimes feel like giving up. I am a native speaker and an experienced teacher. I just wrote something that I would not accept from a student. Perhaps we teachers are a little too hard sometimes.
The annoying thing is that it seemed quite acceptable when I wrote it.