Which section of the following passage needs to be edited for incorrect spelling, incorrect grammar, inappropriate word choice or wordiness?
  1. Neither the basketball coach
  2. nor the members of his team
  3. was happy about losing
  4. to their regional rival.
Answer: C - Corrected version: were happy about losing

Was should be changed to were. In a neither/nor construction the verb should agree with the subject closest to the verb. In this sentence, the nearest subject is members, so we must use the plural form of the verb.
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