Punctuation: Semi-colons (;

)
Semi-colons (;) are similar to commas, but you don’t need a
conjunction (and / but / so) with a semi-colon.
You can use semi-colons (;) to connect two complete sentences that are
related. You use a semi-colon when the second sentence gives more
information about the first sentence.
Examples:
· I was tired yesterday; I wasn’t able to finish my work.
· My boss was a wise woman; she taught me a lot of useful skills.
· Smoking is bad for you; it can damage your lungs.
In these examples, the second part of the sentence (after the semi-colon)
helps explain, clarify, and give more information about the first part of the
sentence.

Use a semi-colon to add more information about the sentences
below and answer the questions in parentheses. The first one
is done for you.
1.)

When I am asked if I am religious, I find it easy to respond that I am
agnostic. (Why? Give 1 or 2 reasons).

When I am asked if I am religious, I find it easy to respond that I am
agnostic; I don’t believe in any religion but I believe that there may be a

) Joe goes to church every weekend in order to confess his sins.) My neighbor distrusts all Muslim people. 2. (Why might he do this? Give 1 or 2 reasons) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 4.) My best friend always says he’s an atheist.higher power out there governing us. (Why does she distrust them? Give 1 or 2 reasons) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 6. (Why might he do this? Give 1 or 2 reasons) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 5. (Why might he say this? Give 1 or 2 reasons) _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 3.) My brother was raised as a Christian but became a Buddhist once he became older.) My father used to be an alcoholic. but after he lost his job and his family he turned to God to get better. (What are some of the sins he commits? Give 1 or 2 examples) . especially those wearing a turban.

_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ .

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