“Is it just me, or are these seats even more cramped than normal?”

English Lesson: Is it just me, or are these seats even more cramped than normal?

You've just boarded an airplane. Your seat seems even smaller than most airplane seats. You complain to the person who's sitting next to you.

Is it just me, or are these seats even more cramped than normal?

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Is it just me, or (question)?

Use this when you're complaining about something. You start your complaint with "Is it just me, or..." to find out if other people agree with your opinion:

Is it just me, or is it hot in here?

Is it just me, or has the writing on this show gone downhill this season?

(a place) is cramped

Use the word "cramped" to describe a place that doesn't have enough space for people to be comfortable. Some examples of things that might be cramped are:

  • a busy train
  • a small apartment
  • seats that are placed too close together in a restaurant

You can use "cramped" like this:

I don't think I could stand living in a cramped apartment in a big city.

even more (adjective) than normal

If someone usually talks a lot, but today they are talking more than usual, you can say this:

He's even more talkative than normal today.

You can use any adjective in this kind of sentence:

You look even more beautiful than normal.

That was even faster than normal.