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