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Could I use to have?

-John had been informed _____ the prize.

If yes, it could be more succinct than 'that he would have', etc. But I am not sure whether it's OK.

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No. Inform someone that or inform someone about would be fine, but you can't follow inform with an infinitive :

John was informed about winning the prize
John was informed that he had won the prize


Inform is a bit formal though. If this were a formal context it's unlikely that you'd just use a first name. Better - tell


John was told about winning the prize.
John was told that he'd won the prize.
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Excellent answer. Thank you.
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