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    "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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    Re: verb or noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    "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?
    It is a name and a name can be anything, not necessarily grammatical. That's why you have a '2' there.

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    Re: verb or noun

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    "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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    Good morning.

    (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)."

    Thank you.

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    Re: verb or noun

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    It is a name and a name can be anything, not necessarily grammatical. That's why you have a '2' there.
    "Straight 2 Work are pre-employment training programmes we develop with industry partners for people to gain skills tailored specifically to industry sector requirements."
    My understanding is this:
    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

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