posted by coke .
Shrieking from in the tenth row, the girls were no doubt her biggest fans.
Which best identifies the word modified by the boldfaced participle phrase?
I think it's B, but not sure.
The boldfaced words are "Shrieking from in the tenth row". Sorry, I haven't mentioned that earlier.
No. The modified word is a noun, not a pronoun.
Who is shrieking?
Hint, modifiers are usually as close as possible to the words they modify.
Oh! I see, the girls. Now I am starting to understand. :)
But, I'm still debating between c and d. Aren't the girls the fans?
Yes, the phrase modifies girls; it's the closest noun. The girls are the fans. Grammatically, fans is the predicate nominative.