When this appeared this morning on Yahoo News, I was sure it would be corrected:
Well, the headline was edited, but the mismatch of a plural subject and a singular verb remains:
I guess the editors are keeping the mistake.
I wonder if Yahoo! Style has editors and writers who have shared information about the difference between nominative and objective pronouns. I think not:
The nominative pronoun who can be the subject of a verb like, oh, say, maybe have shared. The objective pronoun whom can be the object of a verb or preposition, like “to whom it may concern” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”
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.
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.