(a) How many people in the world?
(b) How many people are in the world?
Do we have to put 'are' or not?
Also, will we answer like a) or b)?
(a) Many people are in the world.
(b) Many people in the world.
Which is grammatically correct?
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“How many people are in the world” is a complete sentence. "How many people in the world" is a sentence fragment; it contains no verb. "How many people in the world" can serve as a noun phrase, for instance in "How many people in the world have a cell phone?" the entire phrase "How many people in the world" serves as the subject of the verb "have".