RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... anuninitialized state"

Subject: RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... anuninitialized state"
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:44:56 -0700

Am I missing something? The addition of "an" says to me that there is
more than one "state", not more than one "un-initialized state". To my
ear, the reviewer's version is better.

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Kevin McLauchlan

The statement in the docs is: "You might wish to deliver the product in
."

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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