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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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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/status/856914070066393089)
"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".
 

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"We're running out of supplies. We need more immediately."
 

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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.
 

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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."
 

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

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