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