Help needed in quoting a statement

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Mizan88

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I am writing a report where I am trying to quote a respondent’s speech. I can not remember word by word, and I do not have the recording. But I want to write it in the first person. Could anyone check whether I can write using the following style? Thank you in advance.

The summary of Mr. X's speech is (the statement is described in the first person, and the statement is not quoted word by word): Dear all, I am here with you for quite a few years. You know me well. You must have seen me……..
 

englishgeek

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This what I would say:

This is a summary of Mr X's speech and the quotations are not word by word.

"Dear all,

I have been with you now for quite a few years. You know me well. You must have seen me ..."


Is this the answer you were looking for? If not, please let me know.
 
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