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“Flood warnings have been issued throughout the UK this weekend, as the biggest high tides for two decades combine are set to combine with unsettled weather.”
(The Independent, Friday 20 February 2015)
Shouldn’t the first combine be combined? Perhaps it could be omitted after the decades?
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
The first 'combine' is a mistake. It should have been deleted.