[Grammar] connecting/ to connect

Maybo

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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
 
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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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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.
 

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

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It's a book teaching children how to make a scarecrow and this sentence is one of steps.
 

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