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  1. Ox_mx
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    Cool a doubt

    How could I use "upon"?

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    Re: a doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Ox_mx
    How could I use "upon"?
    It isn't used that much. We can use it instead of 'on' sometimes:

    It's on the table.
    I put it on the table.

    Here, you could substitute it in the second example, though I doubt that I would.

    However, it is fairly commonly used in some phrasal verbs and other expressions as an alternative to 'on' or a varient:

    Come upon = come across
    Upon arrival = on arrival


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