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    #1

    is this correct?

    Are both options correct? Which are wrong?

    I was excited to be given the chance. / I was excited on being given the chance.
    I was afraid to tell him, / I was afraid of telling him.
    I was annoyed to hear he was fired. / I was annoyed on hearing he was fired.

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    #2

    Re: is this correct?

    I was excited on being given the chance.

    I would use at.

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    #3

    Re: is this correct?

    With the "on" construction, I would expect to hear that part of the sentence at the beginning in order for it to sound natural.

    On hearing the news, I became very excited.
    On hearing that he had been fired, I became very annoyed.

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