I wish I could say that neither the writer nor the editor needs to brush up on grammar, but I can’t. Someone at Yahoo Lifestyle needs a refresher on matching a verb to a subject:
When a subject consists of two nouns joined by neither…nor, the verb must agree with the noun closer to it. So these are both correct:
- Neither my sister nor my mother needs to read junk like that.
- Neither my sister nor my parents need to read junk like that.