Meaning of ESPECIALLY in English

ESPECIALLY

adverb

1

BAD : The course has been especially designed for students preparing for the First Certificate examination.

GOOD : The course has been specially designed for students preparing for the First Certificate examination.

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See note at SPECIALLY 1 (↑ specially )

2

BAD : In the south of Germany there is a different mentality. Especially the Bavarians are very lively and cheerful.

GOOD : In the south of Germany there is a different mentality. The Bavarians especially are very lively and cheerful.

BAD : Looking after children can be very tiring. Especially young children need a lot of attention.

GOOD : Looking after children can be very tiring. Young children especially need a lot of attention.

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Especially cannot come at the beginning of a sentence. Put it after the subject (NOT in front of the subject): 'This year's examination results are surprisingly good. The girls especially have done better than we expected.'

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