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What is the correct way to say this..

  • I just checked my bank account and that seems to be have been activated.
  • I just checked my bank account and that seems activated.
  • I just checked my bank account and that seems to be activated.
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Depending on exactly what you're trying to say, it may be more appropriate than that.

The first example has a be as well as have been, which isn't appropriate. It is using activate as a verb, in the passive voice, and is fine as:

I just checked my bank account and that seems to have been activated.

The other two examples are both fine, and they use activated as an adjective. Both to seem and to be are linking verbs, so they can take adjectives as (subject) complements, taking the place of a normal noun object. In the second example, seem is a linking verb, and in the third, seem is a catenative verb taking a to-infinitive as complement, and be is a linking verb.

As to it versus that, that is mostly appropriate if its antecedent is in another sentence, while it works if the antecedent is my bank account, or if the antecedent is in another sentence.

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I think you can say the following:

I just checked my bank account and that seems to have been activated.

I just checked my bank account and that seems activated.

I just checked my bank account and that seems to be activated.

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    It would sound better if you used "it" instead of "that" in my opinion. – Mrt Oct 1 '18 at 1:01
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The first two options are grammatically incorrect.

The third option is correct and can be used, but 'that' should be replaced with 'it'. i.e. I just checked my bank account and it seems to be activated.

However, a better option would be : I just checked my bank account and it seems to have been activated.

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