I am working on IELTS Test Preparation. The original text writes:
After leaving school, Moore hoped to become a sculptor, but instead he complied with his father’s wish that he train as a schoolteacher.
And the question asks you whether the statement “On leaving school, Moore did what his father wanted him to do” is true or false.
I chose “false” because I think on implies the exact time point when he just left without doing what was told to do. But the correct answer is “true” because it seems that both on leaving school and after leaving school are thought to mean the same thing.
Is this really the case in English?