"quoted as saying"

Posted by ESC on February 01, 2004

In Reply to: "Quoted as saying" posted by sphinx on February 01, 2004

: Hi,
: Could you please explain the part-sentence in the last paragraph:
: "the spokeswoman was quoted as saying by Roy Wadia"
: I am confuesd by this! What does it mean?

It means that we aren't reading a quote from the spokeswoman. What we are reading is what Roy Wadia says that she said. Mr. Wadia is telling us what she told him.