English Tenses: Eminem

Tense gap-fill exercise by Ana Petrovic

Fill in the gaps with a verb from the box in the correct form, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble.
He (be) a well-known American rapper, record producer, songwriter and actor. He is not keen on using his real name, because he (love) to introduce himself by his pseudonym. This man (bear) in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. and he (celebrate) his 52nd birthday a few days ago.

He (be) the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States. Rolling Stone magazine (rank) him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Also, in August 2011, he (be) named "The King of Hip-Hop" by Rolling Stone. His most popular album The Slim Shady (publish) in February 1999 and it (become) one of the best albums in the whole decade. It's usual for him (work) with many other celebrities such as Rihanna, 50 Cent and Dr. Dree. Although he (get) many negative reviews for his song Mocking bird, it (be) famous worldwide as one of the best songs ever. The lyrics (be) a personal, open account of his early relationship with his wife and daughter.

With all problems with law, drugs, teenage family issues, he (manage) (survive) and (get) over them all. He (marry) to Kimberly Anne Kim Scott, but they (divorce) in 2001. Even though he (mention) in the Rolling Stone magazine that he (never, marry)again, he (reconcile) with his ex-wife soon. But, their marriage (end) up badly in 2006 and they (agree) (share) custody of their daughter Haillie.

He (frequently, refer) to as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. At the moment, he (work) on his 9th album, which (be) a huge success.

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