Especially or specially?
Especially and specially are adverbs.
Especially means ‘particularly’ or ‘above all’:
- She loves flowers, especially roses.
- I am especially grateful to all my family and friends who supported me.
Especially I am …
We use specially to talk about the unique (not ordinary) purpose of something:
- This 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.
- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2 (the test is at the bottom of the page. be very careful because the answers are very easy to see!)
- Exercise 3
Original Content from: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/english-grammar-today/