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