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