如何區分 especially 和 specially?

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內容簡介

副詞 「especially」 和 「specially」 從拼寫上看只差一個字母 「e」,而且意思相近,使用時常被混淆。「Especially」 指 「格外,尤其」,而 「specially」 表示 「特意地,專門地」。看視頻,學習如何正確使用它們。

文字稿

Hi, everybody! I’m Tom from BBC Learning English. People often confuse the words specially and especially. Today, I’m going to tell you the difference.

Both of these words are adverbs.

Especially means ‘in particular’ or ‘most of all’. For example: I like food, but I especially like sandwiches. This means that I particularly like sandwiches. They’re my favourite kind of food.

Specially, however, has a different meaning. Specially means ‘for a particular purpose’ or ‘in a particular way’. So: This sandwich was specially made. Dan made a special sandwich just for me. Thank you, Dan!

用法總結

「Specially」 和 「especially」 都是副詞。

1. 「Especially」 的意思是 「特別,尤其」。

I like food, but I especially like sandwiches.
He’s often a little late, but he was especially late today.
She looked especially beautiful that night.

2. 「Specially」 的意思是 「特別地、特意地」。

This sandwich was specially made.
They had a chair specially designed for her size.
The animals are specially trained to locate the mushrooms.