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    #1

    Post please explain!!!

    Which is correct?
    1. For those account that were not activated yet...
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    2. For those account that are not activated yet...



    1. If it is not activated yet...
    or
    2. if it was not activated yet...


    Please explain to me the differences among the statements.

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    #2

    Re: please explain!!!

    1. For those accounts that have not yet been activated.

    2. If they have not yet been activated...

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    #3

    Re: please explain!!!

    Mamen, if you want to know the difference, it would help if you gave the rest of the sentence.

    Example:

    For those account that were not yet activated, the audit could not show balances.

    For those account that are not yet activated, this policy does not apply.

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    #4

    Re: please explain!!!

    Still Susie, you can't say "for those account" at all.

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    #5

    Re: please explain!!!

    Sorry - both sentences should say "accounts." That was a typo.

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    Post Re: please explain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Sorry - both sentences should say "accounts." That was a typo.
    thank you! But please tell me the difference of the two sentences.

    1. For those accounts that were not activated yet, please check your e-mail.


    2. For those accounts that are not activated yet, please check your e-mail.

    What do they imply?

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    Re: please explain!!!

    1. This is not quite a good sentence, and constitutes an error, but indicates a past tense.

    2. This is a present tense.

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    #8

    Re: please explain!!!

    The first one is simply in the passive.

    Someone (we don't know who) had to do something to activate the accounts, and that wasn't done.

    However, if you check your e-mail, you'll get some information about either why there was a delay, or when it will happen, or why it won't every happen, or even that they are now active, having been activated (finally).

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    Post Re: please explain!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The first one is simply in the passive.

    Someone (we don't know who) had to do something to activate the accounts, and that wasn't done.

    However, if you check your e-mail, you'll get some information about either why there was a delay, or when it will happen, or why it won't every happen, or even that they are now active, having been activated (finally).
    Thank you for your answer. But how about the second statement. What does it imply.

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    #10

    Re: please explain!!!

    The second one describes the status of the accounts, which is "not activated."

    Compare:
    The window was opened (by someone). The accounts were activated (by someone.)

    The window is open. The account are [in a status of ] activated.

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