Conjunction Rule #02. A comma is not used when the coordinator does not join two independent clauses.
· I like oranges and mangoes.
· Our car arrived on time but at a wrong parking area.
Note: In these sentences, conjunctions do not join two independent clauses. In the first sentence, it joins two words and in the second sentence it joins a preposition phrase.
Ask students to rewrite the following sentences without including a comma:
· John and, I are friends
· He hasn’t arrived, yet
· The President, and the Prime Minister arrived on time
· Some students are, so creative
· Mariam clever but, lazy