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Reply to "When+v. ing"

No, "when" is always a conjunction.

No, that is not correct. You could say:

When walking home, I met Tom. (I strongly prefer "while" in this case)

"when" can introduce abridged adverbial clauses, usually — if not always — when the verb be forms part of the full verb.

When/While (I was) walking home, I met Tom

When walking home, I met Tom. 

What do we call "When" here?

How does it work?

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