There is another area of inequality in the American education system. Because of the way that schools are funded, the quality of education that American students receive in public schools varies greatly. By far the largest percentage of the money for schools comes from the local level (cities and counties), primarily from property taxes.

I think we need to put "and" because "from the local level" and "primarily from property taxes" modify "comes" together. Perhaps, is "primarily from property taxes" the shortened version of ", and it comes primarily from property taxes" ?

  1. Is it grammatically correct not to put "and" right before "primarily"? as in ", and primarily from property taxes"

  2. If it's correct, could you tell me why and make some examples?

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    No. It's not a conjunction, but an appositive. (You could replace the comma with a dash.) In fact, if you added and, it wouldn't be correct without additional rephrasing. – Jason Bassford May 22 at 5:35

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