Especially is an adverb; special
is an adjective. For example, Michael was especially good
at playing the piano. Because of this, the school awarded him a
Will you accept my
explanation? Yes, except you sometimes don't tell the
truth. Be careful with these sound and look alike words. Always
recheck the meaning.
Use another with a single
item, and never use it with the. For example, One reason
I passed was because I studied very hard; another was
that I was well rested. Use other with single or plural
items and use it often with the. For example:
One of my friends went to the movies. The others
went to the beach.
He is quick; he is fast.
Are these two the same? Quick can mean, acting or capable
of acting with speed. Fast can mean, moving or able to
move rapidly. Fast applies to motion, quick to
action. Thus, he is quick may mean he is good at a task
and does it in little time. He is fast applies more to
movement or action. Use you dictionary well and learn more!
The semicolon is used
between independent clauses not joined by a coordinating
conjunction but too closely related to be separated by a period.
You may, however, use commas if clauses are short and parallel:
E.g.: I'll talk, you listen.