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14:45 Dec 4, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:got crowded
They would have talked and talked, but, as the classroom ***got crowded***, soon there was too much noise around to keep the conversation going.
Please advise if it is OK to use "got crowded" talking about a classroom. I'm inclined to think that a classroom cannot really be crowded by its pupils. What I'm trying to mean here is that there are almost all of the pupils in the room already. What is more suitable to use here instead of "got crowded"? Please advise.
I think it makes a difference whether you're just talking of the number of kids who usually fill up this classroom (i.e. one chair for each pupil), or whether on that occasion the classroom was actually overcrowded with pupils.