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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    – tchrist
    Jul 4, 2014 at 3:46

2 Answers 2


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

  • 1
    you mean A is ok?
    – trang
    Jul 4, 2014 at 3:22
  • 1
    Yes, A is the correct answer.
    – Daniel Gee
    Jul 4, 2014 at 3:23

"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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