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I am working on an academic text, specifically in the conclusions section, where I am stuck trying to formulate something like this:

"we have demonstrated a new model for X using Y and Z. Additionally and [>>missing word/idiom<<] , we show different ways to utilize such a model and evaluate the predictive performance of the model by ..."

So the idea I am trying to convey here is: yes, we show a new model, that's cool, but what's more important here is that we show an alternative way of using this model, which would give more utility since it avoids certain shortcomings.

I thought about synonyms of important, but I am having a difficult time finding a balance between stressing the importance of the second sentence and completely disregarding the first sentence.

I hope it's clear enough, otherwise I'll try to elaborate more

  • Probably no sw. Try "even more important" And take the apostrophe out of it"s. it's means it is. – Xanne Mar 8 '18 at 9:06
  • @Xanne the apostrophe was just muscle memory.. I didn't c/p but thanks for the warning – posdef Mar 8 '18 at 9:09
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    To balance 'additionally', 'more importantly' is adverbial. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 8 '18 at 9:18
  • Just say "And moreover, ..." or "And what's more, ..." maybe. – Kris Mar 8 '18 at 9:28
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"we have demonstrated a new model for X using Y and Z. Additionally and crucially, we show different ways to utilize such a model and evaluate the predictive performance of the model by ..."

ODO:

crucially ADVERB
With decisive or vital importance.

[sentence adverb]
‘crucially, recipients of these funds would be required to place their work in the public domain’

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Many of the single word answers (for example "predominantly") sound a bit contrived and heavy going - though "fundamentally" would probably work.

A neater solution might be a some/more/most adverb structure. The simplest answer of "most importantly" is a nice way of doing it, though "most significantly" would be a good alternative in the context as quoted.

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