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He often got into arguments with customers. And it came to a head one day when he threatened to stab a man in the neck with a pencil if he didn't buy a washing machine.


1) Is the emboldened sentence phrased exactly as you would have?

2) Is there a way to phrase the sentence starting with "And it came to a head one day when he threatened a man..."?

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He often got into arguments with customer, and things came to a head one day when he threatened to stab a man in the neck with a pencil if he didn't buy a washing machine.


1) I'd avoid starting a sentence with 'and' as shown above.

2) Is there a way to phrase the sentence starting with "And it came to a head one day when he threatened a man..."?

You could say this, but it s very clumsy. In addition, don't start with and.

And it came to a head one day when he threatened a man with being stabbed in the neck with a pencil if he didn't buy a washing machine.

Clive