Are there definitely wrong versions in the list below?

Which version (and why) is the best one?

_____, we were asked to take a placement test.

  1. On arriving
  2. Upon arriving
  3. On arrival
  4. Upon arrival
  5. Having arrived
  6. As soon as we arrived

My favourite one is the 5th one (having arrived), but I am not sure it is the right one.

1 Answer 1


They are all good.

My choice would be On arrival

They all give the sense of the first thing that we were asked to do after we'd arrived was complete the placement test.

So I think it's whichever floats your boat.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .