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Please explain the difference between "especially" and "specially" and give examples on how to use each of them.

asked Sep 20 '13 at 12:53 Marco Peredo New member

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The word "specially" means for a special purpose.

Example: This project has specially designed bridal dress for Indian women.
(In the above sentence,  specially has a distinctive purpose)

The word "especially" means any situation over all the others.
Example: He did especially well in the English test.
(In the above sentence, especially means a noteworthy performance by him)

 

I hope this helps.

link comment answered Sep 20 '13 at 15:23 Scarlet Darwin Contributor

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