Operate Verb Forms: Past Tense and Past Participle (V1 V2 V3)

Meaning: use or control something.

Operate Verb Forms V1 V2 V3 V4 V5

Base Form/Infinitive (V1):Operate
Past Tense (V2):Operated
Past Participle Form (V3):Operated
Present Participle/Gerund (V4):Operating
3rd Person Singular (V5):Operates

Operate Past Tense:

Past Tense of Operate is Operated.

Example: Sarah operated the machine.

Operate Past Participle:

Past Participle Form of Operate is Operated.

Example: Sarah has operated the machine.

Operate Present Participle:

Present Participle Form of Operate is Operating.

Example: Sarah is operating the machine.

Operate 3rd Person Singular:

3rd Person Singular of Operate is Operates.

Example: Sarah operates the machine.

operate past tense

Operate Conjugation

Indefinite / Simple Present Tense

  • I operate the machine.
  • We/You/They operate the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam operates the machine.

Present Continuous Tense

  • I am operating the machine.
  • We/You/They are operating the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam is operating the machine.

Present Perfect Tense

  • I have operated the machine.
  • We/You/They have operated the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam has operated the machine.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I have been operating the machine.
  • We/You/They have been operating the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam has been operating the machine.

Indefinite / Simple Past Tense

  • I operated the machine.
  • We/You/They operated the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam operated the machine.

Past Continuous Tense

  • I was operating the machine.
  • We/You/They were operating the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam was operating the machine.

Past Perfect Tense

  • I had operated the machine.
  • We/You/They had operated the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam had operated the machine.

Past Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I had been operating the machine.
  • We/You/They had been operating the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam had been operating the machine.

Indefinite / Simple Future Tense

  • I will operate the machine.
  • We/You/They will operate the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam will operate the machine.

Future Continuous Tense

  • I will be operating the machine.
  • We/You/They will be operating the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam will be operating the machine.

Future Perfect Tense

  • I will have operated the machine.
  • We/You/They will have operated the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have operated the machine.

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

  • I will have been operating the machine.
  • We/You/They will have been operating the machine.
  • He/She/It/Adam will have been operating the machine.

Past Tense of Operate Phrasal Verbs

Operate Phrasal VerbsPast Tense
Operate onOperated on
Operate withOperated with
Operate forOperated for
Operate underOperated under
Operate aroundOperated around
Operate overOperated over
Operate outOperated out
Operate backOperated back
Operate atOperated at
Operate inOperated in

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FAQS

What is the Future Tense of Operate?

Future Tense of operate is “will operate”.

What is the Present Tense of Operate?

Present Tense of operate is “operate + s/es or ing”.

I/we/you/theyoperate
He/she/it/singular nameoperates
Present participleoperating

What is the Past Perfect Tense of Operate?

Past perfect tense of take is “had operated”.