Betty is the homecoming queen, and Malik is the king.
Either I will meet you in the lobby, or I will come to your office.
DO NOT separate compound elements within a sentence.
We plan to see a movie and then go to dinner.
After the Vietnam War ended, a number of veterans were hospitalized.
By the end of World War II, Europe was devastated.
Fortunately, there has not been a third world war.
The scout leader, overweight and out of shape, trudged up the hill.
Mr. Riffell, who is a very good scout leader, is overweight and out of shape.
DO NOT set off restrictive information with commas:
Twain’s novel Huckleberry Finn is on the censored list.
Students who plagiarize will be expelled.
John said, "The fishing is great in Perdido Lake."
Denver, Colorado, is called the Mile High City.
Kennedy was assassinated November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.
Henry Louis Gates, Ph.D., will speak in the Commons on Tuesday.
David phoned, Gretchen stopped by, and Phil left a message.
Your analysis is superbly written and vigorously argued; your grammar, appalling.
We left him, assured that he would fail.
(We were sure that he would fail.)
We left him assured that he would fail.
(He was sure that he would fail.)
Golfing, swimming, and playing tennis are my favorite activities.
We looked in the garage, in the greenhouse, and on the porch.
Your roommate is a witty, intelligent person.
DO NOT separate a series of adjectives which cannot be reversed:
They are dedicated medical students.
Car sales representatives, on the whole, are not highly trusted individuals.
Most of them, however, do try to act friendly and courteous.
It was Carol, not Jeannie, who was elected queen of the prom.
Tell me, Ahn, whom did you vote for.
No, I am not voting for myself.
You did that on purpose, didn't you?
Many of my friends, for example, Fred, Dean, and Anwar, like to golf.