The word “special” is really unique. It could come in various forms, and are used differently to mean different things. What’s the difference between the two sentences below?
- I’ve made this greeting card specially for you.
- I love your greeting cards, especially this one.
specially vs. especially
- specially (adv.) means “very” and “for one purpose“
- especially (adv.) means “particularly” or “mainly“
- I specially like your ponytail.
- I made this craft specially for you.
- I rains heavily, especially in October.
- John plays lots of computer games, especially adventure games.
specialization vs. speciality (US: specialty)
- specialization (n.) means “knowing a lot about something“
- speciality (n.) means “distinct”, “novelty“
- Teaching how to use multimedia in the learning process is his specialization.
- Cardiology is not his specialization; he specializes in oncology.
- The local speciality is mat-weaving.
- The menu says that today’s speciality is pumpkin soup.