Yes. The full mouthful otherwise is:
There was a bunch of kids waiting and there were zillions of reporters.
And whose going to say all that just so that perfect grammar is preserved and observed!!:lol::lol:
Nah.... David L... I wonder if zillons is right here because I only hear people say: A million dollars etc. but no s, this is new to me!
And, if we can use a bunch with a singular be can we use a lot of with a singular be in formal speech, too?
btw, is my original sentence formal or not? And can we use it in writing, esp formal ones?