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How can I understand the meaning correctly?

I guess it is possible to get two meanings as you understand.

1) purpose?

" The opposition parties combined to drive the Prime Minister out of office."

This sentence seems to have the meaning of purpose in my guess. The parties combined with the purpose of driving the Prime Minister out of office, and then we can't know it is successful yet. So it may be the use of purpose of to - infinitive.

but the below,

" The two car makers combined to form a new company."

it is not sure whether it is the use of purpose or result. Because it could have two meanings. Surely I think it is near to the use of purpose. but I think it is possible that At first, the two car makers combinded and then from the result, they formed one new company. So, it could be the result from combining.

which is correct?

2) result?

" The beautiful weather and site combined to make the concert this year's most successful outdoor event. "

" Different amino acids combine to form proteins. "

In the above, they don't have will(or purpose) to form some situations, because they are not human or animals. So I understood they combined and then became the results.

Am I right?

So, does 'combine to infinitive' has two meanings according to the contexts where they are set?

If I am right, What kind of verbs are like 'combine to infinitive'?
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Yes, I think you're pretty much right. The degree of purpose has to be determined from the context.

"The opposition parties combined to drive the Prime Minister out of office" -- strong sense of purpose.

"The beautiful weather and site combined to make the concert this year's most successful outdoor event" -- no sense of purpose.

Your example about the car makers seems to be somewhere in the middle.
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Hi,

You are right.

But 'combine to infinitive' is not. Because 'to+verb' is an 'infinitive'. So 'combine + infinitive' is better.

The kind of verb cannot be defferentiated with 'combine + infinitive'. Because 'combine' is the verb.

Thanks.