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    #1

    the use of "particularly" and "especially"

    Hi, there!

    I'd like to ask a question about the use of "particulary" and "especially" to native speakers of English.

    The below are passages I found in a textbook of English writing.

    #1 "...Six months have passed since I came to Glasgow. My stay here has taught me a lot of things. Particularly, Scottish broth is the epitome of Scottish hospitality to me...

    #2 "I've learned so many things from my life here in Japan. Especially, now I can speak the Japanese language quite well..."

    Judging by what I've learned in my English classes, using "In particular" instead of "particularly" and "especially" would be better. Or are they also fine?

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    #2

    Re: the use of "particularly" and "especially"

    above all, most importantly, in particular -- they all work
    Last edited by svartnik; 25-Jun-2009 at 06:58.

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    #3

    Re: the use of "particularly" and "especially"

    Dear all,

    If the use of "particularly" and "especially" above is okay, is the following also fine?

    I like eating out on weekends. Especially, I really like going to the Italian restaurant near the beach with bunch of my friends.

    Thank you!

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    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 26-Jun-2009 at 22:53.

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