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    connecting/ to connect

    Fasten a 14-inch-long string to the short strings connecting the arms and legs.

    Can I say " Fasten a 14-inch-long string to the short strings to connect the arms and legs." ?

    Source: Celebrate Halloween with Paper Crafts
    Last edited by Maybo; 18-Aug-2017 at 17:35. Reason: add source
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: connecting/ to connect

    May I ask where you found the sentence?
    (You can, but it doesn't have the same meaning as the original.)

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    Re: connecting/ to connect

    The first means that you have to fasten a longer string to the existing short strings. It doesn't say why you should do this.

    The second means that you want to connect the arms and legs and you're going to use a 14" string to do this.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: connecting/ to connect

    Maybo, please get into the habit of giving us context for your questions.

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    Re: connecting/ to connect

    It's a book teaching children how to make a scarecrow and this sentence is one of steps.
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know!

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    Re: connecting/ to connect

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    It's a book teaching children how to make a scarecrow and this sentence is one of the steps.
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