In a dramatic way vs. in a powerful way

Hi, we often have used Google to see how often a phrase might be used. Now, if you google ‘in a dramatic way’ and ‘in a powerful way’ you get almost the same amount of results. (more than 130,000)

What would you say is the difference between both phrases?

Thanks in advance,

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Not so easy to answer, Torsten! I’d say it would depend on the context (a very handy all-purpose answer!).

In a dramatic way/dramatically means ‘very surprisingly’: it is having a dramatic effect on our sales; imports have risen dramatically.

In a powerful way/powerfully means ‘very strongly’, but without the surprise or shock element.

Also, they can be used together as in ‘powerfully dramatic’ or ‘dramatically powerful’.