Destinymasha
  • Destinymasha
Choose the word(s) that the underlined phrase modifies With its trunk, an elephant gives an affectionate caress to its baby or mate. A. elephant B. gives C. caress D. trunk
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At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
schrodinger
  • schrodinger
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e.mccormick
  • e.mccormick
Nothing is underlined so nobody knows. Also, do you understand what the term modifies means? If you do, then answering these types of questions should not be hard for you.
Destinymasha
  • Destinymasha
modify means to describe?
Destinymasha
  • Destinymasha
the underlined part ---- to its baby or mate

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Destinymasha
  • Destinymasha
it seems to be caress, correct?
e.mccormick
  • e.mccormick
To modify is to affect or change or clarify or limit or expand something. The item that is effected by the word is what was modified. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/modify Now, let me be clear on the underline: \(\mbox{With its trunk, an elephant gives an affectionate}\) \(\mathrm{ caress~ \underline{to ~its ~baby ~or ~mate}.}\) Like that?
Destinymasha
  • Destinymasha
yes
e.mccormick
  • e.mccormick
So how could "to its baby or mate" modify caress? Does it say what type of caress it is? Look again and see what is clarified by "to its baby or mate". Start at the beginning of the line and work through each word. "With" is first. "With" and "to its baby or mate"... nope. Make no sense, could not modify it. Keep going and see which seems to be clarified the most.
Destinymasha
  • Destinymasha
Elephant ? [:
e.mccormick
  • e.mccormick
Not quite... though I see where you might think that. But there is on word in there that is clearly constrained by "to its baby or mate." Think about these two: "I answer questions." and "I answer questions for students." In both I am answering, but in the second it limits who I am answering. So it modifies answer by constraining it to a smaller group. Now, "to its baby or mate" is clearly a smaller group. It is a group of two. But what is constrained to that group?

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