During my instrument oral awhile ago, I was asked what I was supposed to do if I lost comm while IFR. I told the examiner the correct items, which included holding if arriving early at the IAF. He said that that was a great book answer but asked me if that was a good practical answer. He went on to explain that controllers probably want you to just shoot the approach when you arrive and not hold if early. He said since they already cleared the airspace for you, the last thing that want is you to hold. Would this be true? I think it would make it easier.