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I need a help from English native speaker on below.

We are hosting some training sessions about some IT products. The company which products we introduce and train people about, say Productname.

So would it be correct to name a training day about Atlassian products as "Learn Productname day"?

For me it sounds like to train about the day, not a product.

Would it sound better if it's something like "Atlassian training day" or something like that?

Thanks, Natalia

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  • When you say 'some products' I assume that there are a number of loosely related or unrelated products in the range, perhaps a word processor, a graphics package, a movie editor and so on. I find it difficult to believe that you can train people to use a number of different products in one day, what I suspect you are doing is introducing them to the products and explaining the advantages of Atlassian products over your competitors' products. Is this the case?
    – BoldBen
    Feb 27, 2019 at 8:59
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    @BoldBen Thanks for your question. It's a day when we introduce all products of the company and teach how to use 2 products in details including practical exercise.
    – user338020
    Feb 28, 2019 at 0:01
  • In that case I would call it "Learn About Atlassian Day", "Atlassian Introduction Day" or "Atlassian Taster Day" as it does seem to be a day selling Atlassian products rather than producing Atlassian experts.
    – BoldBen
    Feb 28, 2019 at 20:04

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Yes, that phrase, Learn Atlassian day, is idiomatic.

The word day can be modified by a clause. Compare:

Bring your Child to Work Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Girl Hug Boy Day

Kiss a Ginger Day

National Clean Your Desk Day

National Wear Red Day

Shower With A Friend Day

Read Across America Day

National Be Heard Day

National Let's Laugh Day

The clause is understood to function like an adjective. The day is a day on which the action of that clause is meant to be deliberately engaged in.

The day can happen once a year, monthly, or weekly, or at random or arbitrary times.

Monday is our take out the garbage day.

The fifteenth is our monthly clean out the office fridge day.

We're going to have another clean up the playground day in the near future.

The pattern can be paraphrased like this:

Monday is our day to take out the garbage.

The fifteenth is our monthly day to clean out the office fridge.

We going to have another day in the near future to clean up the playground.

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  • @ TRomano, Thank you for your answer. I think now it's clear for me.
    – user338020
    Feb 28, 2019 at 0:07

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