can 'while' be omitted

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KLPNO

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Hello everyone
I'd like to ask if "while" can be omitted in the following sentence:

While carrying out the research, the following information was identified.
 

engee30

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Hello everyone
I'd like to ask if "while" can be omitted in the following sentence:

While carrying out the research, the following information was identified.

Look, KLPNO - the sentence itself doesn't read well, I'm afraid. It's a perfect example of the so-called dangling participle - in your sentence the following information was actually carrying out the research :shock:
Change the sentence into something like this:
While I was carrying the research, the following information was identified.
or
While carrying the research, I identified the following information.
And then you can omit the conjunction while:
Carrying the research, I identified the following information.
;-)
 

KLPNO

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Look, KLPNO - the sentence itself doesn't read well, I'm afraid. It's a perfect example of the so-called dangling participle - in your sentence the following information was actually carrying out the research :shock:
Change the sentence into something like this:
While I was carrying the research, the following information was identified.
or
While carrying the research, I identified the following information.
And then you can omit the conjunction while:
Carrying the research, I identified the following information.
;-)
Valuable remark. Thank you very much, engee30.
 
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