compound-complex sentence and comma rules

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During the rainy season in Hawaii, temperatures become a little cooler and showers more
frequent
, but the Sun still shines most days.
(A) temperatures become a little cooler and showers more frequent
(B) temperatures become a little cooler, also showers become more frequent
(C) temperatures become a little cooler, showers were more frequent
(D) their temperatures become a little cooler and showers happen more frequently
(E) it becomes a little cooler and they have more frequent showers

 

Answer is A.

I think B is correct too. Why isn't it?

What rules do B - E rely on?

What I know is:

The sentence in question is a compound-complex sentence. The complex sentence is “During the rainy season in Hawaii, temperatures become a little cooler and showers more
frequent" and the compound sentence is “the Sun still shines most days.” “During” is a transition word used to show time and introduces the dependent clause “the rainy season in Hawaii.”  “Temperatures become a little cooler and showers more frequent” and the Sun still shines most days are independent clauses. The complex sentence has a compound subject (“temperatures” and “showers”) and a single verb (become). Note that become is the plural form of the verb. The coordinating conjunction “and” connects the two sentences. The focus of the question is the composition of the complex sentence, specifically the connection between the two subjects. 

 

Thanks for all your help.

SAT grammar asked Aug 21 '13 at 07:08 Fromagebus New member

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