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What is the difference between "specially" and "especially" ?
May 27, 2018 1:02 PM
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Richard wrote an excellent discussion on this topic:

https://www.italki.com/discussion/167029

May 27, 2018

Especially is the proper word.  I am from the southern US and think "specially" sounds like lazy English.  I would not use it.


I just read the above referenced discussion.  His answer is better than mine, citing a proper use of specially.  Although, I have also have often heard it used improperly.

May 27, 2018
Specially is chiefly American, especially is chiefly British.
May 27, 2018
I would use them interchangeably... unless with someone more educated than I am. But I live in a very small town.
May 27, 2018
Thank you all for your above comments.
May 28, 2018