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    Default Specially or especially?

    Hello!!!
    My question is about "specially" and especially". Is there any difference? Is any of them not formal, not used or gramatically incorrect? I've seen both, but I don't know which one is the right one.
    Can anyone help me??

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    Default Re: Specially or especially?

    According to the Oxford Dictionary, the words especially and specially are not interchangeable, although both can mean "particularly". Only especially means "in particular", as in He despised them all, especially Thomas, and only specially means "for a special purpose", as in The car was specially made for the occasion.

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    Default Re: Specially or especially?

    Thank you very much, I think I kind of tell them apart now.

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    Default Re: Specially or especially?

    the difference is so subtle that i can't say what it is...

    assuming that i won't be able to know how to use both, which one should i choose?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Specially or especially?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    the difference is so subtle that i can't say what it is...

    assuming that i won't be able to know how to use both, which one should i choose?

    thanks
    Now that Anglika has explained their use, I think it wouldn't be reasonable to still make a shot in the dark with these two words.

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