Can I connect this sentence below with another sentence?

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A threshold for beta-amyloid uptake by astrocytes exists: in high concentrations astrocytes will no longer function properly and undergo apoptosis. Is this the correct usage of a colon

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In high concentrations astrocytes will no longer function properly and undergo apoptosis.
asked Nov 24 '12 at 15:48 Peter Stamos New member

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No. A colon is used to introduce a list or a block quotation.

 

A semicolon (;) is used to join two two independent clauses (two complete sentences) into a single sentence.

 

I hope this helps.

link answered Nov 24 '12 at 16:15 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

So I can use the semicolon?!

Peter StamosNov 24 '12 at 17:43

Yes -- but see our answer to your other question.

Jeff PribylNov 24 '12 at 20:18

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