Asked • 06/21/19

Comma after To at the beginning of a sentence?

I am just writing my master thesis and I am unsure whether to place a comma in sentences starting with "To". Here are some examples: - To be able to improve the performance[,] it is important to discover the performance issues first. - To create consistent plans[,] there are two basic directions of planning: top-down or bottom-up. - To acquire query plans[,] EXPLAIN PLAN statements have to be injected in the statements within the context of the application. Is the beginning an introductory phrase? I am German and therefore not familiar with English punctuation yet ...

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