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I would like to ask what it means by "all the more important". Is it the same as "the most important"? I wonder if you can give me some e.g. to illustrate the meanings of "all the more important".
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"Y" may be stated in prior context.
Without Y, X is important. But with Y, X is even more important.
Y makes X even more important that it would otherwise be.
I think I'm going to drop out of night school. I lost my job, so there's no reason to study.
(reply) You're crazy! If you're trying to get another job, night school is all the more important.
Losing my job makes school less important. (reply) No, it makes it all the more important!
We have to consider the question, "More important than what?"
(more important than it would normally be - which is still important!)
melisngIs it the same as "the most important"?No. "The most important" compares different things.
In "all the more important," we're talking about only one "important thing," which has suddenly become even more important.
melisngHi,I would like to ask what it means by "all the more important". Is it the same as "the most important"? I wonder if you can give me some e.g. to illustrate the meanings of "all the more important".Millions thanks.Hi melisng
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Here are some examples of this phrase:
To boost profits, credit card companies are raising rates as far as they can. That makes it all the more important to pay off your balance quickly.
Timbuktu's historic legacy gives a much more complete picture of Africa. This makes the race to conserve the manuscripts of Timbuktu all the more important and urgent.
The phrase is used in the patterns:
is all the more important...
makes it all the more important....
becomes all the more important...
It means that the speaker considers the importance of this item (it) to be relatively larger, given the circumstances.
Also, thanks for Avangi's explanation.
I would like to know if "all the more important" is the same as "even more important"? If they are not the same, any difference in usage? I got the sentence from an newspaper article.
There are two unknown factors in food prices beyond government control-the volatile world oil price and changing weather patterns affecting grain production. They make it all the more important that the government succeeds in containing inflationary expectations.
melisngI would like to know if "all the more important" is the same as "even more important"? If they are not the same, any difference in usage?All the more important seems more dramatic than even more important, but the meaning is the same.
Do you mean that one thing is originally important and after sth happens or after there is a sudden change, it has become vital / indispensable?
Could you please explain in what sense it is dramatic? because of a huge sudden change to make a contrast?
Getting a shingles shot can be even more important than getting a flu shot. (I made that up.)
Context is important here.
Getting a flu shot is even more important when you're a teacher.
Could you please kindly give an e.g. to illustrate. Sorry.......
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