Is it correct to use the conjunction "While" at the beginning of the following sentence?
While hearing the bad news, l told everybody in the village.
I think "While" is not correct, so we could use "On" or "After" instead.
Am l correct?
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"On" is definitely better, "while" implies that you were telling people at exactly the same time as you were hearing it which sounds very odd. "After" also works but explicitly implies a time relationship, whereas "on" just implies one thing leading to another causally, which I think is the intention behind using "while".