Topic: Special/ Especially
||17 July 2003 |
Confusing and Confused this week,
we have a problem with word forms, not meaning.
Special and especially have the same meaning,
but special is an adjective and especially is the adverb form.
However, you cant make an adjective from the adverb especially.
That is, the word especial doesnt exist.
| ||Mom has prepared a special dinner tonight.|
|Not||Mom has prepared an especial dinner tonight.|
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| ||Everyone is a special person because everyone is unique.|
|Not||Everyone is an especial person because everyone is unique.|
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| ||Dinner is especially made to welcome our guests.|
|Not||Dinner is specially made to welcome our guests.|
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| ||You should pay attention, especially to the first part of the lecture.|
|Not||You should pay attention, specially to the first part of the lecture.|
Exercise: Special and Especially |
|Directions: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words.|
|1.We have got a _______ gift for you.|
|2.We have got a gift, _______ for you.|
|3.The Bells like to dress up, _______ when they go out to dinner.|
|4.On my _______ day, I would like both of you to be there.|
|5.He is _______ good at his job.|
|6.Brain surgery is a difficult job, which requires _______ training.|
|7.He got up _______ early today because it was Christmas.|
|8.Andrea came to dinner that night with her _______ friend.|