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