Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas
Use a comma after an introductory infinitive phraseAn infinitive is to plus a verb form. It can be a noun, an adjective, or an adverb. Examples: to be, to see, to be seen, to be eaten. An infinitive phrase is made up of an infinitive and any complements (direct objects, predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, or modifiers). An infinitive phrase that is used as an adjective modifies the subject of the sentence.
Source: Lesson 224 used as an adjectiveAdjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject. Source: Lesson 151.
To find her ring, Mary removed everything from the room.
Instructions: Place commas where they are needed.
1. To reach Butte, Montana, in time we will need to leave before 10:00 A.M.
2. To succeed at this task you will need to practice daily.
3. To be chosen for the finals the contestant will have to do better.
4. To truly believe the story one must find answers for one's self.
5. To get the best results you should soak it for an hour.