SPECIALLY or ESPECIALLY ?
ESPECIALLY is used when something stands out from all the others (similar to the meaning of particularly)
- The whole film was terrible – especially the ending.
- He loves animals, especially cats.
- I can’t wait for the trip to California. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Los Angeles.
ESPECIALLY can also be used before an adjective with a meaning like very or extremely
- It’s especially important to arrive on time for your first day of class.
- All the desserts were great, but the apple pie was especially delicious.
SPECIALLY is used if something was designed specifically for a special purpose
- The car has been specially designed to accommodate 2 passengers in wheelchairs.
- These dogs were specially trained to detect drugs.
- The decorations were specially made for the party.