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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #60565: Joseph Conrad and past tense
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    Joseph Conrad and past tense

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    1. Joseph Conrad (to be) born in 1857 in Ukraine .
    2. He (to come) to France when he was seventeen years old
    3. and he (go) to Marseille where his uncle was living.
    4. Conrad (to get) himself a job on a merchant ship as a cabin-boy on the 'Mont-Blanc'.
    5. For four years,he (to learn) the trade and had a life of adventure .
    6. He (to visit)South America(Mexico,Venezuela), and the West Indies .
    7. He (to provide) Colombian revolutionaries with arms.
    8. In 1878, he (to leave) France and signed up for the Royal Navy .
    9. He (to adopt) British nationality and became a long-haul-captain .
    10. His first command (to lead) him to Thaïland and Australia .
    11. Joseph Conrad (to begin) writing at the end of his mission,encouraged by friends .
    12. Gradually,he (to become) a famous English writer ,recognized by Kipling, Russel....
    13. He (to write) some novels which described the South of France.
    14. He (to be)inspired by the landscape near Hyères to write the 'Rover'
    15. and the city of Marseille, where he (to live), to write 'The Arrow of Gold'
    16. He (to die) in 1924 near Canterbury, in Bishopbourne.

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