Category: Word formation

Word formation.

Put each word in brackets into a suitable form.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. Tom wasn't (persuade) when he promised not to get drunk again.2. Helen's (able) to cook sometimes irritates her husband.3. Some Chinese toys proved to be toxic and they had to be (hold) from the market.4. His (mock) was so impolite that some guests left the party.5. Finding a cure for AIDS will be a real (break) in medicine.6. He was totally (bemuse) when he got the prize.7. The (progress) demand for cars saved this company from bankruptcy.8. Paul's essays were always very good so I was amazed when he wrote the last one as if he was (literacy).9. He (alleged) made his fortune by selling trucks.10. Helen was accused of stealing money but she (flat) denied.11. If we really want to blow the whistle on crime in this city, some restrictions will have to be (take).12. There was a great (trust) between the premier and the president.13. It'll take many years to gain (stable) in the Near East.14. Now I feel good but yesterday the pain was (bear).15. Over 2000 (contest) took part in a traditional Christmas race.