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