Should a semi-colon or a comma go before the 'then'?
John ate an apple,/; then he ate an orange.
From what I remember, 'then' should follow a semi-colon when between two independent clauses; however, I also remember something about using a comma before 'then' when it represents 'next in line' when regarding the order of actions in time.
Anyway, just a bit confused and could use a definitive answer.
((I understand there may be other ways to construct that sentence, but I'm really just after a clarification on the rules regarding punctuation and 'then'))