Hello there,

I am new to the forum...so...nice to meet you all. 

I have a difficulty in trying to convert two sentences from active voice to passive.
The sentences are as follows:

1: Everyone believes the actor has had plastic surgery.

Is it correct if i say:

The actors is believed to have plastic surgery?

and 

2: They know he sustained third-degree burns in the fire.

Is it correct:

He is known to have been sustained third-degree burns in the fire?

Thanks in advance guys!

Original Post

Hello, Ioannis Giakalis, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

Unfortunately, the passive forms you propose are not correct.

1: Everyone believes the actor has had plastic surgery.

In this case, you should say "the actor" (note you wrote "actors"). Also, the action took place in the past, and this should be conveyed by means of a perfect infinitive:

- The actor is believed to have had plastic surgery.

2: They know he sustained third-degree burns in the fire.

In this case, "sustained" is an active verb, so there is no reason to use a passive infinitive:

- He is known to have sustained third-degree burns in the fire.

Compare with this other sentence, where "sustained" is passive and remains passive when turned into the infinitive:

3: They know third-degree burns were sustained in the fire.

- Third-degree burns are known to have been sustained in the fire.

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