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Please make the following in red clear for me.
In those days fornication was an indictable offense, and bastardy was a misdemeanor.
Is this saying "having an illegitimate child was regarded as some lesser criminal act"?
If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.
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Unpakwon, please give us the source of your qotation. We need to know when 'those days' were.
You could be right, but at one time 'bastardy' meant either 'being born to unmarried parents' or 'becoming parents while unmarried'.
The quote is from <<Lincoln The Unknown>> by Dale Carnegie.
Carnegie is talking about Ann McGinty and her cabin long time ago. Her cabin was "the community's acknowledged clearing-house for scandal."
- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with a single appropriate punctuation mark.
As far as your signature line goes, there are a few errors. Try "If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English and I hope you'll help me".
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.