"She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"
"What is going on in the minds of the people?"
"engaged the gears"
"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
误 The doctor decided to operate the patient right away.
正 The doctor decided to operate on the patient right away.外科医生为她施行了肿瘤切除手术。
误 The surgeons operated on her a tumour.
正 The surgeons operated on her for a tumour.
析operate作“对…施行手术,对…开刀”解时须接介词on,再接某人,即operate on sb 结构。在表达“为某人施某种手术”时,则用介词for来引出“某种手术”,即operate on sb for sth 结构。