Does this need a semi colon?


do i need a semi colon before thus?

See example:

Trained personnel are a limited and valuable resource thus, there is a great need for technology that is portable, cost-effective, and can transmit relevant data to remote experts.
asked Jan 19 '13 at 23:17 Katherine Pavlik New member

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You may place a semicolon after resource and before thus. A better solution, however, is to divide this into two sentences with a period after resource. The second clause is not so closely related to the first clause as to merit a semicolon.


As the sentence stands, it is not grammatically correct -- it is a run-on.


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Jan 20 '13 at 01:36 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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