more importantly vs more important :

more importantly or more important

When speakers are trying to impress audiences with their rhetoric, theyoften seem to feel that the extra syllable in “importantly”lends weight to their remarks: “and more importantly, I have anabiding love for the American people.” However, these pompousspeakers are wrong. It is rarely correct to use this form of the phrasebecause it is seldom adverbial in intention. Say “moreimportant” instead. The same applies to “mostimportantly”; it should be “most important.”

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