In paragraph 7, the words "nearly burst with laughter" mean that Coyote-
A) tried not to wake Bobcat B) laughed very hard C)tried to laugh but could not D) hurt himself when he laughed.
This is the context where words appear: Next, Coyote shortened Bobcats legs, stretched his paws, and snipped his tail. Coyote stepped back to admire his work and nearly burst with laughter. For the finishing touch, Coyote scooped up a pawful of pebbles and sprinkled it onto Bobcats back.....
Thankyou so much for you reply...Im just confused about one thing...But doesn't the word "nearly" mean "almost" ...In this case coyote almost laughed very hard but didn't .......Another example, "Robert nearly fell down " would mean that Robert was close to falling down but actually didn't..