Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"

Subject: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:32:04 -0400

The statement in the docs is: "You might wish to deliver the product in un-initialized state."

One reviewer wants that to say: "You might wish to deliver the product in AN un-initialized state."

My objection to that version is that it suggests/implies that there is more than one un-initialized state.

With respect to initialization, there are two states - initialized and un-initialized. There are no sub-categories under un-initialized, and no grey areas. It is or it ain't.

What say you language mavens?



-k





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