There was a bunch or there were a bunch?! Confusing collective nouns #writing #ptboeditors

“Bottom line: When the collection referred to by the word bunch is made up of people, a plural verb does not jar. When referring to bundles of straw, grass, grapes, cornhusks and the like, pair bunch with a singular verb.” But read this whole article for a more thorough explanation.

https://www.dailywritingtips.com/a-bunch-of-comments/