When he ----, we ---- a meeting.
A) arrives / have had
B) has arrived / are having
C) arrives / will be having
D) had arrived / had
E) was arriving / had
which one is correct?
I think the option lettered C should be favoured as the most tensially correct.This is so because adverbial clauses of time come in only two tenses;the simple present...when he comes/when they come and the simple past...when he/they came...It sounds a bit repugnant to say "when they have/had come"..."if" would have been more preferable..."if they had come...( )would have...
"...when he arrived,we were having a meeting"
"when he arrives,we will/shall be having a meeting".