— conjunctive adverbs such as however, moreover, and therefore,
— transitional phrases such as for example, as a matter of fact, in other words, and for instance.
When a transitional expression appears between independent clauses in a compound sentence, it is preceded by a semicolon and is usually followed by a comma.
Our exchange student is unfamiliar with our customs; moreover, she does not speak English.
David's skateboard is broken; therefore, he will need to buy a new one.
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