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    popri is offline Member
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    more immediately?

    Is there any situation that you say "more immediately"?
    A non-native friend wrote: We can get the latest news by radio more immediately than we do by TV.
    I hear "faster" and "more quickly" very often, but I'm not sure if "more immediately" is widely used among native speakers.
    What do you think about it?

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    Re: more immediately?

    I'm not a native speaker, also not a teacher.

    With a search on Google, I can find some usage of "more immediately":

    http://www.dictionary.net/immediately
    "Food might be more immediately important than history but if you don't understand what's been done to you..."

    Alex Williams on Twitter (https://twitter.com/lemonbloodycola/...14070066393089)
    "Rather than UBI, we ought to more immediately examine the complex relationships between productivity and the amount of time we spend in..."

    globalexploreltd.com/more-immediately-his-discoveries-have-attracted-the-attention/
    "More immediately, his discoveries have attracted the attention of police and military agencies,..."

    But in the case you wrote above, IMHO, I would suggest "more instantly".
    Please help me correct anything wrong in my post. I really appreciate and am very grateful for that.

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    Re: more immediately?

    "We're running out of supplies. We need more immediately."
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: more immediately?

    Quote Originally Posted by popri View Post
    Is there any situation that you say "more immediately"?
    A non-native friend wrote: We can get the latest news by radio more immediately than we do by TV.
    The sentence is not natural. As noted above, there are some situations where more immediately​ works, but this isn't one of them.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: more immediately?

    Quote Originally Posted by popri View Post
    I hear "faster" and "more quickly" very often, but I'm not sure if "more immediately" is widely used among native speakers.
    What do you think about it?
    It's fine and natural and used among native speakers. Yes, it means "faster."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: more immediately?

    Thank you all.

    According to GoesStation, the sentence is not natural. How could it be revised? Could it be possible for any native speaker to revise the sentence for me?

    Like Kingtrn suggested, is “more instantly” suitable?
    We can get the latest news by radio more instantly than we do by TV.

    How does it sound to you? I simply want to use “faster”, though. By the way, sentence is for a writing essay.

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    Re: more immediately?

    In that case, simply use 'faster'. It sounds more natural to me anyway than 'more immediately'/'more instantly'.

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    Re: more immediately?

    Thank you for your correction. Native speakers' advice is always a great help.

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