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. There was a great (trust) between the premier and the president.3. Now I feel good but yesterday the pain was (bear).4. Paul's essays were always very good so I was amazed when he wrote the last one as if he was (literacy).5. The (progress) demand for cars saved this company from bankruptcy.6. Helen was accused of stealing money but she (flat) denied.7. If we really want to blow the whistle on crime in this city, some restrictions will have to be (take).8. Some Chinese toys proved to be toxic and they had to be (hold) from the market.9. Over 2000 (contest) took part in a traditional Christmas race.10. Finding a cure for AIDS will be a real (break) in medicine.11. Helen's (able) to cook sometimes irritates her husband.12. He was totally (bemuse) when he got the prize.13. His (mock) was so impolite that some guests left the party.14. It'll take many years to gain (stable) in the Near East.15. He (alleged) made his fortune by selling trucks.