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Q: Identify the participial phrase and the word it modifies. Running up the stairs, he glanced apprehensively behind him.
A: Running up the stairs, he glanced apprehensively behind him. Participle phrase: running up the stairs. Word modified: he.
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User: Identify the participial phrase and the word it modifies. Running up the stairs, he glanced apprehensively behind him.

Weegy: PARTICIPIAL PHRASE -> up the stairs WORD IT MODIFIES -> running
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Running up the stairs, he glanced apprehensively behind him.
Participle phrase: running up the stairs.
Word modified: he.
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