Neither writer nor editor was correct

The writer and the editor, if there is one, for the Yahoo! front page were both wrong when they unleashed this grammatical gaffe on the public:

fp neither were

When two nouns are joined by neither…nor to form a subject, the verb must agree with the noun closer to it. I thought every professional writer (and editor) knew that. I guess I was wrong.


2 Responses to “Neither writer nor editor was correct”

  1. lectorconstans Says:

    You may actually be right, The key is “professional” – something that seems completely absent from the marble halls of the Yahoo! offices.

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