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I am having a hard time parsing this sentence from a Longman Dictionary page:

Prices then gave way to concern driving activity will be reduced for days to come.

It seems a run-on sentence. Is the subject of the sentence "prices"? Then the verb is "gave way to"? What is the sentence's object then?

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    Prices then gave way to concern that driving activity will be reduced for days to come. – Robusto Apr 18 '18 at 2:43
  • @Robusto Thanks. This helps. Is the omission of "that" here lawful? – Eddie Kal Apr 18 '18 at 2:50
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    Yes. It is lawful. – Robusto Apr 18 '18 at 3:12
  • @Robusto OK, but then what is "driving activity"? I don't think the example makes sense. The best I can come up with is "Prices then gave way to concern, driving activity to be reduced for days to come." – user3169 Apr 18 '18 at 5:32
  • Driving activity looks like a noun adjunct. It's activity. What kind of activity? Activity about or involving driving. – stangdon Apr 18 '18 at 11:57

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