They seemed to think

Tyrion Lann

Senior Member
INDIA -Hindi
But he wished he hadn't said anything. If there was one thing the Dursleys hated even more than his asking questions, it was his talking about anything acting in a way it shouldn't, no matter if it was in a dream or even a cartoon - they seemed to think he might get dangerous ideas.

Source: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling

I don't get the meaning of two things; they seemed to think, and the meaning of get there.
 
  • owlman5

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    It's impossible for one person to actually know what another person is thinking. But that doesn't stop us from making guesses about what other people are thinking. The narrator of this passage is telling you that the Dursleys look as though they think this. Something in their behavior leads the narrator to believe that the Dursleys think this.
     
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