Cambridge C2 Proficiency

C2 Proficiency - Word Formation Exercise 19

For each question, fill the space or spaces in the sentence using the base word given in bold below. The required word may be a noun, adverb, adjective or verb and it may be either positive (e.g. helpful) or negative (e.g. unhelpful).

1. They positioned their forces to have the upper hand in the ensuing battle.

2. The company was strictly the performance of its employees.

3. Her approach to cooking often led to exciting culinary delights and sometimes to kitchen disasters!

4. Despite his natural talent for music, his to read sheet music held him back.

5. They were playing close to the edge of the cliff.

6. Her behaviour at the crime scene did not go unnoticed by the detective and he made a mental note to investigate her further.

7. David's to study every night helped him excel in the exams.

8. The president used his powers to pass the new law.

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