Take another look at the sentence:

At the coffee house table, Willie spread out his laptop computer, cell phone, and digital watch. He gived the impression that he had important business, but in truth, he wrote love letters to his girlfriend, counting the minutes until she returned his phone call.

The second verb, gived, is the problem. The sentence requires the simple past. Gave is the correctly spelled form.

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
give give(s) gave given

Wrote, the verb you chose, is perfectly correct. Before you continue, review the rules for irregular verbs.

Go back to the sentence to try again.

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