Here is the sentence:

When Mr. Tighe saw Julie using Moby-Dick as a coaster for a sweating glass of cold soda, he __________ down his briefcase and lectured the poor young woman on showing proper respect for great literature.

The blank requires the past tense of throw, an irregular verb. You chose threw, the correct form. Good job!

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
throw throw(s) threw thrown

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