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Which of the following operations would yield a smaller value when performed on the fraction $-\cfrac{3}{8}$?

A

Add $1$ to the denominator while retaining the negative value of the fraction.

B

Divide by $\cfrac{7}{5}$.

C

Add $1$ to the absolute value of both the numerator and the denominator while retaining the negative value of the fraction.

D

Subtract $1$ from the numerator.

E

Multiply by $\cfrac{1}{8}$.

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