I have the following sentence:

Ich habe angefangen, Medizin zu studieren.

Not having a comma is okay, but is a comma possible if somebody insists on adding one?

Does it make a difference if I extend the sentence a bit:

Ich hab meinen Lebenstraum erfüllt und angefangen, Medizin zu studieren.


Yes, it is possible, but not mandatory: Rule (German)

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    I suggest quoting the appropriate paragraph so your answer stays valid even if the link goes down. – Nova May 6 '18 at 20:26
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    It should be added that the comma was in fact mandatory until not too long ago. Most adults will know the older rule from their school days. – Kilian Foth May 7 '18 at 10:21

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