are independent clauses that are connected to each other by a coordinator.
clauses may share the same subjects or verbs.
Louise and Josh wanted to celebrate their
anniversary, so they ate dinner at the restaurant where they had their
What is your favorite fruit, and how
do you like to eat it? My brother likes berries,
but I like citrus
fruits, and my sister loves melons. There are just too many good
fruits, so it is good to mix them!
Most fruits begin to soften quickly,
so care must be taken in their
shipping and handling. Of course, there are differences in their
ability to remain in perfect condition, and farmers and truckers must be
aware of those differences. For example, raspberries are a
fragile fruit, but pears are stronger. Raspberries must be packaged
and sold immediately, for they soften and rot quickly. Pears have a
longer life, so the process of packaging and marketing is not so
stressful. Tropical fruits such as pineapples and bananas have
a relatively long life, so they may be shipped long distances.
Tropical fruits are always popular. They are
very sweet and juicy, so they are perfect
for hot climates. Summer fruits provide a perfect light desert or snack for the warm
weather, yet apples and pears are a perfect compliment to the cool weather
of fall. Many people enjoy baked apples and pears on cold winter
nights, and oranges and grapefruits in January, but
are glad to see the fresh berries and melons of summer. The weather may be
hot, or cold, yet fruits are always welcome and
You may think that all spoiled fruits must be thrown out,
but they may
be used to make delicious compotes, breads, and cakes. I have great recipes
for banana bread and pineapple upside-down cake, and I will be happy to
send them to you from my e-mail!