The series of mistake in Yahoo! News leaves me dumbfounded:
The word series is both singular and plural. If you’re referring to a single series, it’s singular and takes a singular verb like leaves.
According to a certain Yahoo! Style writer, George Michael’s influence on fashion and style are not to be overlooked:
Apparently to the writer (and her editor), though, think it’s OK to overlook grammar — like matching a subject (say, influence) with a correct verb (let’s just say it ain’t are). In its stead, the writer should have used is. And in staid‘s stead, she should have used stead.
The number of grammatical errors on Yahoo! Style hasn’t really skyrocketed. It’s just held steady at a number that is far too large for a professionally written site. Here’s just one more example:
I can’t explain how a mistake like that gets made. Maybe the writer thought the subject of the verb was accessory, and not searches. Yeah, I’m going with that.