"He's not serious?" he(Harry) muttered to Percy.

"Must be," said Percy, frowning at Dumbledore. "It's odd, because he usually gives us a reason why we're not allowed to go somewhere -- the forest's full of dangerous beasts, everyone knows that. I do think he might have told us prefects, at least."

As I understand the bold sentence above, Percy do think Dumbledore possibly had told prefects, but for some reason, Percy were not aware of it. Is my understanding correct?


Percy is a prefect and he was not told the reason, so he is annoyed. See this definition of "might":

Expressing annoyance about something that someone has not done.
‘you might have told me!’
Oxford Dictionaries

  • Can we also use 'should' to express the same meaning?, I do think he should have told us prefects, at least. – dan Oct 8 '18 at 4:25

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