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The People’s Republic of China, having 1.3 billion people, with many of which living in outlying rural areas far to the west of Beijing, often have been considered as an emerging superpower.

(A) having 1.3 billion people, with many of which living in outlying rural areas far to the west of Beijing, often have been considered as
(B) having 1.3 billion people, many living in outlying rural areas far to the west of Beijing, often has been considered as
(C) with 1.3 billion people, many living in outlying rural areas far to the west of Beijing, often has been considered
(D) with 1.3 billion people, with many of them living in outlying rural areas far to the west of Beijing, often have been considered
(E) with 1.3 billion people, with many living in outlying rural areas far to the west of Beijing, often has been considered to be

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Split #1: China has a ton of people, but the name of the country itself is singular. Singular subject demands a singular verb, “has been“. Answers with the plural verb, “have been“, (A) & (D), are incorrect.

Split #2: idiom with “considered” — The structures “consider P as Q” and “consider P to be Q” are both idiomatically incorrect. The correct idiom is “consider P Q“, with no preposition or intervening words between the two nouns. Only choices (C) & (D) have this correct.

Split #3: the structure of the modifier. What happens after the word “people” varies —

(A) “with many of which living …” — very awkward, not correct

(B) “many living …” — correct & elegant, an absolute phrase

(C) “many living …” — correct & elegant, an absolute phrase

(D) “with many of them living …” — very awkward, not correct

(E) “with many living …” — awkward, not acceptable on the GMAT

The only possible answer is (C).
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You are saying in your comments that both B and C are correct. Must be a typo, I suppose.
But there is yet another simple tool. As per GMAT norms, the idioms 'considered as' in A and B and 'considered to be' in E are unidiomatic and drop-outs at the very start.
Between C and D, it doesn't much to dump D, which uses a plural verb' have" for the singular subject China.
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You are saying in your comments that both B and C are correct. Must be a typo, I suppose.
But there is yet another simple tool. As per GMAT norms, the idioms 'considered as' in A and B and 'considered to be' in E are unidiomatic and drop-outs at the very start.
Between C and D, it doesn't much to dump D, which uses a plural verb' have" for the singular subject China.


Thanks Sir for your comment, which I always admire.

No, it is not a typo. B and C are correct in Split#3, but B is incorrect in split#2. So, C prevails.
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New post 08 Mar 2018, 12:03
"Considered as" & "considered to be" are wrong phrases. Choices A, B & E can be eliminated for this reason. Choice D wrongly uses plural verb "have been considered" for singular subject "People's Republic of China". We are left with only right choice C. :)

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