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Is its a plural pronoun?

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Is its a plural pronoun?

by Heseraj » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:12 pm
Hello All and specially experts

I have a question regarding the usage of the possessive pronouns its, which refers to recipients mentioned in the quoted para below: Since the word its refers to recipients, shouldn't it be a plural possessive pronoun like their or its refers to each recipient instead?

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

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by fabiocafarelli » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:17 am
1. ITS is always and only singular.

2. Since in the sentence you quote the antecedent of ITS is RECIPIENTS, the pronoun used should be THEIR, not ITS.

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