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Especially or specially?

Most of you ask yourselves this question: is it especially or specially?

What is the difference between them?

First of all, we need to know that they are adverbs.

The Cambridge English Dictionary states that:

Especially means 'particularly' or 'above all':

She loves flowers, especially roses.

              I am especially grateful to all my family and friends who supported me.

We use specially to talk about the specific purpose of something:

The kitchen was specially designed to make it easy for a disabled person to use.

             He has his shirts made specially for him by a tailor in London.

Especially can also be used to mean 'for a particular purpose':

             I bought these (e)specially for you.


Is it clear now? If the answer is NO, check this link.

If the answer is YES, you are ready to practise with this exercise.
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Welcome back! Hello 2018/2019!

After the summer break we have a whole course ahead to learn and enjoy.

I hope you are all as happy as I am to start a new adventure. Some of you will do it from scratch, others after some years learning English, and many others after some time without having used the language at all. All of you are welcome to visit this blog as much as you want. I'll provide interesting material for everybody, so... stay tuned!

The first thing I'd like you to do is think why you learn a second (or third) language. Here you have some reasons:



Still have a doubt?


I'd like you to think of your own reasons and post them below.

P.S: As I told you in class, this year we'll use Edmodo to share information about homework or provide you with extra material.