Take another look at the sentence:

If Eli hadn't escaped to the kitchen to cool down, he would have __________ a heavy plate over the head of Mrs. Jones, who sent back her chicken for the fourth time.

The sentence requires the past participle of break, an irregular verb. Broken is the past participle.

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
break break(s) broke broken

Braked, the form you chose, is the past participle of brake, the verb that means to slow or stop. Before you continue, review the rules for irregular verbs.

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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