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