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Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:41:06 PM
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She quoted PM Lee saying, “However, after hearing Cabinet’s unanimous views that the property should not be demolished, Mr Lee eventually came to accept that the Government was likely to preserve the property in the public interest. He was consequently prepared to be flexible and contemplate options short of demolition.”

Should it be "She quoted PM Lee as saying..." instead?

Thanks.
BobShilling
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:33:29 PM
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No. The words inside the quotation marks are hers, not those of Mr Lee.
BobShilling
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:33:59 PM
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No. The words inside the quotation marks are hers, not those of Mr Lee.

There should be a comma before 'saying'.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:58:11 PM
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Thanks, BobShilling.
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