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"The product should be checked by operating several times."

Is this sentence correct?
I wonder because the product does not operate. It is being operated.
So I thought I should say
"The product should be checked by being operated several time."

When I use the Microsoft Word grammar check, it detects an error when I write "by operating".
But when I google, "check by being operated" gets NO hit, and "checked by operating" gets 210 thousand hits (limiting the region to the US).
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Hi,

"The product should be checked by operating several times."

Is this sentence correct? I wouldn't say it's wrong, but it's abbreviated. If I wanted to write it a little more carefully, I'd write

"The product should be checked by operating it several times."

For clearer English, I'd recommend the active voice, because it is more direct, more energetic.

"Operate this product several times to check it".



I wonder because the product does not operate. It is being operated.

So I thought I should say

"The product should be checked by being operated several time." Sounds terrible.

When I use the Microsoft Word grammar check, it detects an error when I write "by operating".

But when I google, "check by being operated" gets NO hit, and "checked by operating" gets 210 thousand hits (limiting the region to the US).

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you very much!