Translation:There are a lot of clothes on top of the bed.
I just wrote, "There are a lot of clothes on top of the bed," and was counted wrong. I read it over and over to see where I went wrong, but letter for letter and word for word it is exactly as written above. When I tried to report it, none of the options allowed for what I needed to report.
My point is that "lot" is not singular or plural in its usage in the English sentence. The only way for it to be singular is when using it as a noun (as in "lot" for "lot number 23"). In the English sentence given by JimHemsley1, "a lot of" is an adjectival phrase indicating the quantity of "clothes" (which is plural).