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    Exercise "Joseph Conrad and past tense", created by eos17 (a free exercise to learn English):
    Results of the 3 409 people who have taken this test:
    Average mark: 72.5 / 100 Share

    Latest member with a 100/100 (perfect mark): hucot / POLAND, on Wednesday 15 July - 14:44:
    "thank you, have a nice day"

    They got a perfect mark

    Stats (2380 candidates)
    Question 1 passed: 86.2 %
    Joseph Conrad *(to be) born in 1857 in Ukraine.

    Question 2 passed: 82.2 %
    He *(to come) to France when he was seventeen years old

    Question 3 passed: 82 %
    and he *(go) to Marseille where his uncle was living.

    Question 4 passed: 75.6 %
    Conrad *(to get) himself a job on a merchant ship as a cabin-boy on the 'Mont-Blanc'.

    Question 5 passed: 73.9 %
    For four years,he * (to learn) the trade and had a life of adventure.

    Question 6 passed: 79.1 %
    He * (to visit)South America(Mexico,Venezuela), and the West Indies.

    Question 7 passed: 73.8 %
    He *(to provide) Colombian revolutionaries with arms.

    Question 8 passed: 65.3 %
    In 1878, he * (to leave) France and signed up for the Royal Navy.

    Question 9 passed: 75.5 %
    He *(to adopt) British nationality and became a long-haul-captain.

    Question 10 passed: 41.5 %
    His first command *(to lead) him to Thaïland and Australia.

    Question 11 passed: 67.3 %
    Joseph Conrad *(to begin) writing at the end of his mission,encouraged by friends.

    Question 12 passed: 73 %
    Gradually,he *(to become) a famous English writer,recognized by Kipling, Russel....

    Question 13 passed: 67.9 %
    He *(to write) some novels which described the South of France.

    Question 14 passed: 75.3 %
    He *(to be)inspired by the landscape near Hyères to write the 'Rover'

    Question 15 passed: 71.5 %
    and the city of Marseille, where he *(to live), to write 'The Arrow of Gold'

    Question 16 passed: 70.5 %
    He *(to die) in 1924 near Canterbury, in Bishopbourne.

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