a conjunction is unnecessary. The two independent clauses should be
Isaac is a champion discus thrower; he holds the state record. (This is
an acceptable use of the semicolon.)
Isaac is a champion discus thrower; his dad is a baker. (This is an
unacceptable use of the semicolon.)
The concert was not just good; it was fantastic! (This is acceptable.)
by certain transitional words. Use a comma after these transitional
words and phrases. See the sample sentences below.
|accordingly||in other words||as a result||indeed||besides||instead||consequently||meanwhile||for example||moreover||for instance||nevertheless||furthermore||otherwise||however||that is||in fact||therefore|
The new tools are great; besides, they were perfect gifts for Dad.
Your dance score was one of the highest in this early competition;
consequently, you will now move on to the next round.
This movie’s special people include Missy Swit, lead; Kate Lewis, director;
Morty Mulis, producer; and Freida Ling, cinematographer.
that joins two independent clauses.
At the beach we collected shells, wood, and seaweed; and then we
barbequed, walked the shore, and made a campfire.