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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.

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

    posted by coke
  2. No. The modified word is a noun, not a pronoun.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  3. Oh.

    posted by coke
  4. Who is shrieking?

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

    posted by Ms. Sue
  5. Oh! I see, the girls. Now I am starting to understand. :)

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

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

    posted by Ms. Sue

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