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