It is currently 13 Dec 2017, 18:46

# Decision(s) Day!:

CHAT Rooms | Ross R1 | Kellogg R1 | Darden R1 | Tepper R1

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 924

Kudos [?]: 1560 [1], given: 40

WE 1: 3.5 yrs IT
WE 2: 2.5 yrs Retail chain
Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2010, 04:58
1
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

5% (low)

Question Stats:

87% (00:32) correct 13% (00:43) wrong based on 320 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Roughly one-half of the world’s population, including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent on rice to be its staple food.

A. including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent on
rice to be
B. including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia, is wholly dependent on rice as
C. virtually all of East and Southeast Asia as well, wholly dependent on rice as
D. which includes virtually all of East and Southeast Asia’s, being wholly dependent
on rice as
E. which includes virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent
on rice to be
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Tricky Quant problems: http://gmatclub.com/forum/50-tricky-questions-92834.html
Important Grammer Fundamentals: http://gmatclub.com/forum/key-fundamentals-of-grammer-our-crucial-learnings-on-sc-93659.html

Kudos [?]: 1560 [1], given: 40

Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1626

Kudos [?]: 1139 [1], given: 109

Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Re: Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2010, 15:20
1
KUDOS
B

Kudos [?]: 1139 [1], given: 109

Manager
Status: Prepping for the last time....
Joined: 28 May 2010
Posts: 180

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 21

Location: Australia
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GPA: 3.2
Re: Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2010, 06:12
A: "Also" is Redundant, "to be" is wrong form used for "is"
C: "virtually all of East and Southeast Asia as well" Changes the Meaning of original sentence
D: "Which" is unnecessary "Being" is awkward
E: "to be" is wrong form used

B is correct.

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 21

VP
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1469

Kudos [?]: 805 [0], given: 6

Re: Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Jun 2010, 12:48
Roughly one-half of the world’s population, including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent on rice to be its staple food.

A. including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent on
rice to be
B. including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia, is wholly dependent on rice as
C. virtually all of East and Southeast Asia as well, wholly dependent on rice as - awkward and also missing verb
D. which includes virtually all of East and Southeast Asia’s, being wholly dependent on rice as
E. which includes virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent
on rice to be

Kudos [?]: 805 [0], given: 6

Manager
Joined: 04 Dec 2011
Posts: 80

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 13

Schools: Smith '16 (I)
Re: Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 May 2013, 13:56
ykaiim wrote:
Roughly one-half of the world’s population, including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent on rice to be its staple food.

A. including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent on
rice to be
B. including virtually all of East and Southeast Asia, is wholly dependent on rice as
C. virtually all of East and Southeast Asia as well, wholly dependent on rice as
D. which includes virtually all of East and Southeast Asia’s, being wholly dependent
on rice as
E. which includes virtually all of East and Southeast Asia also, is wholly dependent
on rice to be

Can someone tell me what is "including" modifying here?
As a verbing i guess it modifies the previous clause, however, I think "Roughly one-half of the world's population" is just a phrase and not a clause, as it does not have subject and verb pair(until i am missing something). I am trying to find out how will a Verb-Ing modifier work in structure like this?

_________________

Life is very similar to a boxing ring.
Defeat is not final when you fall down…
It is final when you refuse to get up and fight back!

1 Kudos = 1 thanks
Nikhil

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 13

Manager
Joined: 12 Jan 2015
Posts: 222

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 79

Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Feb 2016, 12:39
Hi chetan2u, daagh /

Is the any difference between "including" and "which includes"...??

_________________

Thanks and Regards,
Prakhar

Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 79

Manager
Joined: 12 Oct 2015
Posts: 212

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 105

GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V39
GPA: 3
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
Re: Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 May 2017, 08:39
Here are my thoughts on this.

First problem: Dependont on X AS (Correct) not Dependent on X TO BE (wrong) Eliminate A & E.
Second Problem: Missing verb C & D. There's no verb in D or C. So B is the only option that has a verb and has no errors.
_________________

Winners dont make excuses.

350--> 700

https://gmatclub.com/forum/700-q47-v39-ir-7-awa-246682.html

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 105

Re: Roughly one-half of the worlds population, including   [#permalink] 10 May 2017, 08:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by