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 ...