This is an especially fun tip to write; it was specially designed for your enjoyment. Does that help you see the difference between "especially" and "specially"?

"Especially" usually means "particularly."

* This market is especially tough on retirees.
* Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, was Squiggly's weakness.

"Specially" usually means "in a special or careful manner" or "specifically."

* Aardvark delivered the specially minted commemorative coins.
* The cake had been specially prepared for the occasion.

Grammar girl

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  1. Anney Says:

    Thanks for sharing this Sera! Sometimes English grammar can be confusing! hehehe! About the pancakes, I just followed the directions in the box. You can do it Sera...just don't forget to send me pancakes when you cook some. lol!


  2. Dee Says:

    Oh, thanks for this. This is just in time. I was actually wondering the other day what the difference between these two words is but then I somehow forgot to look it up. Now I have an answer with this post. Thanks. :D


  3. Sera Melinda Says:

    Anney,
    you're welcome :) Yup, english grammar can b confusing for some ppl.


  4. Sera Melinda Says:

    Dee,
    wow, great it's useful at the right time :)


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