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Whilst doing my homework, I realized that I couldn't choose an answer for the following sentence problem:

But when household gadgets break down, ⸻ are carried out by 82 percent of husbands.

A. repairs
B. fixings
C. fittings
D. amenments

I am sure that C and D are wrong. Is it A or B?

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Must be A the rest just don't make sense.

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    you mean A is ok? – trang Jul 4 '14 at 3:22
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    Yes, A is the correct answer. – Daniel Gee Jul 4 '14 at 3:23
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"A: repairs" is the right answer. In American English, fixings usually means the accompanying side dishes that customarily go with a meal, as in "a steak dinner with all the fixings." In the dialect of my home region, fixings can also mean the accessories or parts used to assemble something mechanical, such as a clock. The other two choices are not suitable at all in this context.

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