This appears to be wrong

One reader’s confidence in Yahoo! News appears to be shaken when the editors can’t match a singular subject (confidence) with the correct verb:

Neither or nor have is correct

From Yahoo! Celebrity, two gaffes for the price of one:

Neither or nor the verb have responded is correct. The partner of neither is nor, not or. And when a compound subject is joined by the correlative conjunction neither…nor, the verb must agree with the subject closer to it. So, the verb should be has responded.

More thought, time and energy might help

The thought, time and energy that go into editing have not increased exponentially on Yahoo! Sports:

More thought, time and energy might have led to correcting the mismatched plural subject and singular verbs.

Incidents like these

Incidents of mismatched subjects and verbs are unfortunately common on Yahoo! Style:

Neither is correct

The writer and editor at Yahoo! Style — neither of whom is a grammatical genius — thought this was correct:

In general neither, used as a pronoun, is grammatically singular and takes a singular verb like is, not are.  Some experts are OK with neither taking a plural verb when it is followed by of and a plural, like: Neither of us know much about grammar.

The dream and reality of two different things

The dream of a grammatically correct sentence and the reality of writing at Yahoo! Finance continue to be at odds:

Not a single reader supports this

Not a single writer or editor (except those working for Yahoo! Finance) supports the use of a plural verb (like support) with a singular noun (like, oh, say, maybe member):

Blogger addresses grammar

Let’s address the grammatical gaffe on yahoo.com:

What the heck were the editors thinking!?

New record errors in one sentence

This might just be a new record for number of errors in a single sentence:

It’s unimaginable to me (and to most English speakers) how the writer could think that sentence is okie-dokie for publication. She didn’t notice that prices starts is a grammatical horror? Or that prices can start at $700 and also go up to $1500. But there’s only one starting price for any item.  And prices … is sold? That one made me spit out my sugar-free, nonfat vanilla latte. That’s so bad, I almost didn’t notice the random and totally unnecessary at.

Break down that word

The writer for  Yahoo! Finance needs to break down breakdown, which is a noun. (The verb is two words).

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