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Writing: Sentence boundaries — Harder example

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in response to fears of a chocolate shortage farmers are looking to a high yielding variety of cocoa tree which was developed by Ecuadorian agronomist Homero Castro so this was a bit strange that we n descendants and then we start a sentence with which was developed by Ecuadorian agronomist Homero Castro because this right by itself this isn't a sentence this isn't a sentence by itself this feels like this which is referring it's giving us more more explanation of this high yielding variety of cocoa tree so I definitely don't want to separate it as a separate sentence so I'm always I'm going to change it so I'm gonna scratch out no change so let's look at this choice so this says farmers are looking to a high yielding variety of cocoa tree , which was developed by Ecuadorian agronomist omorrow Castro so this one feels quite good I would use a comma and just go straight to the witch so this one looks right so let's let's look at the other choices farmers are looking to a high yielding variety of cocoa tree and that tree was developed by Ecuadorian agronomist O'Meara castro well this is just unnecessarily wordy we're using the word tree twice so I don't like that one and then this last choice is just like the second choice but instead of a comma we have a semicolon and the reason why I like a comma more than a semicolon I imagine I I view a semicolon as separating two clauses that can can almost stand on themselves and in fact sometimes they can stand on themselves but there's a semicolon to kind of show that they are related while a comma is for the most part separating clauses that can't stand the first one can stand on by themselves in response to fears of a chocolate shortage farmers are looking to a high yielding variety of cocoa tree that can stand by itself but the second clause has trouble standing by itself in fact it can't stand as a sentence which was developed by Ecuadorian agronomist Amero Castro so I feel good about the comma right over here and you know don't no need to overcomplicate things if the simpler tool works