specially vs especially : Common Errors in English

About specially vs especially

In most contexts “specially” is more common than “especially,” but when you mean “particularly” “especially” works better: “I am not especially excited about inheriting my grandmother’s neurotic Siamese cat.” “Especial” in the place of “special” is very formal and rather old-fashioned.

specially Meaning(s)

  • (r) in a special manner
  • (r) to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

especially Meaning(s)

  • (r) to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
  • (r) in a special manner

specially in News

  1. Bel Marra Health Reports on New Research Revealing Probiotic Aid in Antibiotic Side Effects

    Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study revealing probiotics positive impact to help diarrhea caused by antibiotics. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/antibiotic-side-effects/belmarrahealth/prweb10829742.htm
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. TWRA tweaks bear hunt rules

    At a specially called teleconference on Monday, the commission changed a proclamation to prevent conflicts between user groups, including bear hunters taking part in scheduled bear dog hunts.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WVLT-TV Knoxville

  3. Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    Specially priced season’s tickets go on sale to the general public to celebrate our 90 th anniversary. Stay afterwards and watch the Riverbend Fireworks Finale from the CTC patio at no extra charge.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Chattanoogan

especially in News

  1. WA heroin use, deaths up, especially in youth - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

    SEATTLE — Heroin use and related deaths have increased significantly across Washington over the past decade, especially among people younger than 30, according to a new study released Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Especially for Seniors - For seniors, knowledge is power

    Six years ago, figures from AARP showed that Maine is not just the “oldest” state (15 percent are 65 or older) but it’s the poorest – especially for senior citizens. More than one in five Mainers age 65-plus receive Social Security and for 25 percent of them, it’s their only income.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: American Journal

  3. Wash. heroin use, deaths up., especially in youth

    Heroin use and related deaths have increased significantly across Washington over the past decade, especially among people younger than 30, according to a new study released Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Seattle Times

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