Neither writer nor editor was correct

Neither the writer nor the editor (if there was one) was correct when choosing the verb for an article on Yahoo! Music:

When the subject of a sentence is joined by neither…nor, the verb always agrees with the noun (or pronoun) closer to it.

2 Responses to “Neither writer nor editor was correct”

  1. prbates Says:

    Ahhh! Thank you. I always get this confused – but then, I don’t really write ‘neither’/ ‘nor’ that often. (Now I might though.)

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