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Please read the passage:

Broken bones are called fractures. They begin healing as soon as they greak. First, blood rushes to the scene and hardens into a clot around the break Then, the ends...........

The Q is: I think the term 'break' is wrong and my instinct says its either supposed to be 'breakage' or 'breaking'

Am I correct? Can someone tell me the difference (if any) between breakage and breaking in the term of broken bones?
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Hi,

I think the term 'break' is wrong and my instinct says its either supposed to be 'breakage' or 'breaking'

'Break' is a noun, and is the word that is normally used in your context.

Best wishes, Clive
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Why not breakage? I read that one of the definitions of words with suffix -age means a product of a verb or something like a product of thing that happens e.g spillage is the product of a spilling water for instance and so it is called spillage.

So can you tell me the difference of break/breaking/breakage and why is breaking not used just like opening is used as in 'the opening of the box'?
Hi,

The falling tree broke the pipe. OK, normal English

The falling tree caused a break in the pipe.OK, normal English

The falling tree caused a breakage in the pipe.Not wrong, but less common and less forceful. Sounds like the speaker is trying to make the nreak, and hinself, sound more important.

The falling tree caused a breaking in the pipe. I wouldn't say it's wrong, but it sounds wrong, it sounds odd. If you say this, people will think your English is strange.

Best wishes, Clive