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