Daily Grammar

Lesson 357

Mechanics - Punctuation - Commas

Use a comma after an introductory infinitiveAn 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) like the gerund. An infinitive phrase that is used as an adjective modifies the subject of the sentence.
Source: Lesson 224
used as an adjective.

Example: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

To get the best results, you should soak it for an hour.

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