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    Special or Especial?

    I will be so delighted if someone kindly answer my question that what is the difference between "special" and "especial" and in what cases we can use them?!Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Special or Especial?

    Special | Define Special at Dictionary.com

    Usage note
    In American English the adjective special is overwhelmingly more common than especial in all senses: He will be of special help if you can't understand the documentation. The reverse is true of the adverbs; here especially is by far the more common: He will be of great help, especially if you have trouble understanding the documentation. Only when the sense “specifically” is intended is specially more idiomatic: The machine was specially designed for use by a left-handed operator.

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    Re: Special or Especial?

    Thank you for your help:)

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    Re: Special or Especial?

    Welcome to the forum, Comfy.

    You made a good start. You gave your thread a useful title, and you courteously worded a question about something that puzzles quite a few people.

    We look forward to more questions and/or comments from you.

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    Re: Special or Especial?

    Your excellent title, Comfy, brought up the Similar Threads at the bottom of the page.

    You may also like to know that if you type your title in the Search box at the top of the page you will find links to many other discussions of this topic.

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