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