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# Since the first organ transplant was performed in the United States in

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Since the first organ transplant was performed in the United States in the 1954, a serious problem faced by transplant recipients have been the possibilities that its own body will try to reject or destroy the transplant.

A) have been the possibilities that its own body will
B) are the possibilities that their own bodies will
C) have been the possibility that its own body will attempt to
D) have been the possibility that their own bodies will
E) is the possibility that their own bodies will

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20 Nov 2018, 12:00
HasnainAfxal wrote:
Since the first organ transplant was performed in the United States in the 1954, a serious problem faced by transplant recipients have been the possibilities that its own body will try to reject or destroy the transplant.

A) have been the possibilities that its own body will
B) are the possibilities that their own bodies will
C) have been the possibility that its own body will attempt to
D) have been the possibility that their own bodies will
E) is the possibility that their own bodies will

IMO none of the answer choices is correct.
'a serious problem' is singular so we need singular verb. Hence options A, B, C and D are out.
Also, the sentence starts with 'Since' so we need perfect tense, hence option E and B are wrong.
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Since the first organ transplant was performed in the United States in the 1954, a serious problem faced by transplant recipients have been the possibilities that its own body will try to reject or destroy the transplant.

A) have been the possibilities that its own body will( singular verb is required,its can't refer to recipients)
B) are the possibilities that their own bodies will(singular verb is required)
C) have been the possibility that its own body will attempt to( singular verb is required,its can't refer to recipients)
D) have been the possibility that their own bodies will( singular verb is required)
E) is the possibility that their own bodies will( choice is with singular verb,their refers to recipients)

Will go with E

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27 Nov 2018, 07:57
HasnainAfxal wrote:
Since the first organ transplant was performed in the United States in the 1954, a serious problem faced by transplant recipients have been the possibilities that its own body will try to reject or destroy the transplant.

A) have been the possibilities that its own body will
B) are the possibilities that their own bodies will
C) have been the possibility that its own body will attempt to
D) have been the possibility that their own bodies will
E) is the possibility that their own bodies will

This is just all sorts of wrong. This correct answer requires a present-perfect tense "has been" as the problem has persisted since 1954 and still persists even today. Goes without saying that there is a SV agreement issue with the OA. "A serious problem" is a singular subject that requires a singular verb, not a plural verb like "have been".

Either the source/OA is wrong or there has been a mistake transcribing the question.
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28 Nov 2018, 06:12
HasnainAfxal wrote:
Since the first organ transplant was performed in the United States in the 1954, a serious problem faced by transplant recipients have been the possibilities that its own body will try to reject or destroy the transplant.

A) have been the possibilities that its own body will
B) are the possibilities that their own bodies will
C) have been the possibility that its own body will attempt to
D) have been the possibility that their own bodies will
E) is the possibility that their own bodies will

Original post seems to be with typo....None of the answer choice is correct.

This is egmat question.

Here : https://e-gmat.com/blogs/commonly-tested-grammatical-concepts-in-gmat-sentence-correction/
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