"Straight 2 Work are pre-employment training programmes we develop with industry partners for people to gain skills tailored specifically to industry sector requirements."
Is the word "Work" in this phrase "Straight 2 Work" a verb or a noun?
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(1) It is my opinion that "work" is being used as a noun here.
(2) In other words, the training programs are called "Straight 2 Work."
(a) That is, if you finish this program, you will go "straight TO work (a job)."
My understanding is this:"Straight 2 Work are pre-employment training programmes we develop with industry partners for people to gain skills tailored specifically to industry sector requirements."
The bare bones of the sentence without the complex and lengthy modifiers is this:
Straight 2 Work are programmes.
'Straight 2 Work' can't be a name. 'Straight 2 Work' must be a shoddily spelt topicalized adverbial phrase with 'to' being a prep. It is a predicate adverbial. If 'Straight 2 Work' were a proper noun functioning as the subject, how could we account for the plural verb (are)?
In the bag are four apples. -- four apples = plural subject
(At) Home is where the heart is. -- where the heart is = singular subject
Straight 2 Work -- capitalized -- must be a name