It's a "given"!

Subject: It's a "given"!
From: "Keith Hansen" <KRH -at- weiland-wfg -dot- com>
To: <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:18:37 -0500

I'm editing/revising a predecessor's writing. My predecessor had a
fondness for the word "given." For example:

* "To edit a given account..." (instead of just "To edit an account...")

* "To assign a given user additional rights..." (instead of just "To
assign a user additional rights...")

To me, the word "given" seems unnecessary. Any opinions? When/why would
it be appropriate to use this word?

Just curious... Thanks!


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