GATE | GATE CS 2019 | Question 1

The expenditure on the project __________ as follows: equipment Rs.20 lakhs, salaries Rs.12 lakhs, and contingency Rs.3 lakhs.
(A) break down
(B) break
(C) breaks down
(D) breaks

Answer: (C)

Explanation: Break down: to separate, or to separate something, into smaller parts.

For example,

The data breaks down into three main categories.

Note that ‘breaks down’ or ‘break down’ will depend on singular (e.g., expenditure) or plural (e.g., expenditures) form of the subject in given sentence.

So, option (C) is correct.

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