Language arts

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?

A. doubt
B. Her
C. Girls
D. fans

I think it's B, but not sure.

  1. coke

    The boldfaced words are "Shrieking from in the tenth row". Sorry, I haven't mentioned that earlier.

  2. Ms. Sue

    No. The modified word is a noun, not a pronoun.

  3. coke

    Oh.

  4. Ms. Sue

    Who is shrieking?

    Hint, modifiers are usually as close as possible to the words they modify.

  5. coke

    Oh! I see, the girls. Now I am starting to understand. :)

  6. coke

    But, I'm still debating between c and d. Aren't the girls the fans?

  7. Ms. Sue

    Yes, the phrase modifies girls; it's the closest noun. The girls are the fans. Grammatically, fans is the predicate nominative.

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