Is the comma necessary after "life" in the following text?
Compare when Alan is told in a philosophy class that X is good for life , and/with when he is told the same in a TV program.
Sure, it makes the sentence less ambiguous, but doesn't it at the same time ruin the logical structure of the sentence. In the following sentence, for example, we would say the comma ruins the logical structure of the sentence.
Compare A , and/with B.
Also, any other way to say my first sentence with no comma issue would be appreciated.