Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

narrative

narrative
Meaning(s)
1) a story or account of events, a way of presenting or understanding something
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • create a (false) narrative
  • Analysis

    A narrative is an account which is written or spoken in order to convey events such as a story. The written part of a work of literature which is seperate for dialogue is also known as the narrative. A narrative is the practice and art of telling stories and the way in which a situation or account is told in order to fit into a set of values or beliefs. as an adjective 'a narrative' describes something which narrates or is concerned with narration such as 'a narrative poem'.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The novel has a fast-moving narrative that will keep the reader gripped from start to finish.
    2. The musical follows the narrative of the French civil war from the perspective of a number of key characters.
    3. Historical events were passed down as an oral narrative before they were written in the middle ages.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Our manager is pushing the false narrative that he fired Sarah because she broke the rules when we all know it was because she had made a formal complaint about him.
    2. Helen created a narrative that customers could buy into in order to help build her brand. She did so buy advertising her product as something that is striving to push boundaries in technological innovation.
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