01. They hired a famous actor to [narrate] their documentary about saving the whales.
02. The movie has a voice-over [narrative] by the leading character to take us from one scene to another.
03. The former President [narrated] an excerpt from his autobiography on a talk show last night.
04. The [narrator] of this story is only a casual observer; she doesn't really understand what is happening around her.
05. Our walking tour audio cassettes are available with [narration] in 20 different languages.
06. Former world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev and Bill Clinton have helped to [narrate] a new recording of Sergei Prokofiev's story "Peter and the Wolf."
07. Everyone was completely fascinated as they listened to his [narrative] of their climb up Everest, including the accident and their rescue.
08. The writer's choice of [narrator] is extremely important for the way a story is perceived by the reader.
09. The paintings of Vassily Kandinsky are characterized by rhythmic lines, colors, and shapes, rather than any sense of [narrative].
10. A third-person [narrator] works wells for stories in which the viewpoints of many characters is important.
11. Paul Auster once suggested that we construct a [narrative] for ourselves, and that's the thread that we follow from one day to the next.
12. The art of the Roman Empire was generally commemorative and [narrative], and was based not on myth, but on history.
13. The [narrative] content of the sculptures in the temple known as the Parthenon served to proclaim the greatness of Classical Athens.
14. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt once observed that we breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as [narratives].
15. D. H. Lawrence once said that myth is an attempt to [narrate] a whole human experience.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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