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

Subject: Re: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"
From: yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:35:37 +0200

The article modifies the noun not the adjective, and there are indeed two
states initialized and uninitialized, therefore I'd leave it.

Yehoshua Paul

On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> 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?
>
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> -k
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