Money problems often cause marriage breakdown

Money problems often cause marriage breakdown.

Question: Is this sentence grammatically correct?
Do I need “A” in front of marriage breakdown?
Thank you!!!

Money problems often cause marriages to breakdown.
Money problems can often cause marriages to breakdown.

I added:
-an s to marriages because we are talking about more than just one persons marriage.
-to infant of breakdown because the verb needs a preposition to say the action.
-in the second example you can add “can” infant of often. both sentences mean the same thing

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Thank you!

  1. But is it okay to use breakdown as a noun in the sentence?
  2. to “infant” means?
  1. yes you can, but in your example: money problems are the subject, marriages are to who or towhead the money problems are effecting, and to breakdown is the action.

and example for breakdown as a noun: after the breakdown of her marriage…

  1. just a typo (sorry!) I meant to write “infront of often”
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Your sentence is grammatically correct. “Breakdown” can be a noun as well as a verb. When two nouns are put together, the first often acts as a modifier of the second noun, like an adjective. “Marriage (adj.) breakdown (n.)” is the object of the verb “cause”. However, despite the fact that your sentence is grammatically correct, I prefer the versions offered by @robertbiggar.