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SPECIALLY Vs ESPECIALLY
Transcript of SPECIALLY Vs ESPECIALLY
When you want to convey the meaning “for a special purpose,” or “specifically,” you can use either especially or specially.
SPECIALLY & ESPECIALLY
In the following sentences do we use specially,
especially or can we use both?
• The car was designed especially / specially for racing.
Use especially to mean “very” or “extremely.”
Use especially when something stands out from all the others, and you want the meaning of “particularly.”
• I´m sure they will win, especially now that she has the ball.
• The food was not especially good.
•The chicken was especially delicious.
When you want to convey the meaning “in a special manner”.
• I want to be treated specially.
The two words mean the same thing but it´s how they are used which can lead to confusion.
In this instance they are both correct.
I love the winter, especially / specially when it snows.
I brought my brother especially / specially to see the winter in Minnesota.
I got home especially / specially late yesterday.
The bedrooms are especially/specially designed to cater for the needs of babies.
The song was written especially / specially for his ex-girlfriend.
Marcus wrote an especially / specially good essay.
This shampoo was made especially / specially for oily hair.
She wore a especially / specially designed costume.
He shops at a store that sells clothes made especially / specially for tall people.
This program has especially / specially designed macros for word processors.
• The working surfaces of this top quality anvil have been
specially hardened to protect against wear.
• It´s especially cold today!