He is believed (by someone) to be ...


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I'm wondering if in a passive structure of this type:

The doctors believe that he is seriously ill
He is believed to be seriously ill

I can add "by the doctors" in the second sentence: "He is believed by the doctors to be seriously ill". In this way, I can provide some information who believes that he is seriously ill. It's not his family or friends, but his doctors.

Thank you
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