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