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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (May 14, 2007)
 


An Especially Good Special Tip

Students of mine often make mistakes with "especially" and "special" in their writing. Here is an explanation to help you avoid a mistake in future.

Especially is an adverb; special is an adjective.

For example, "Michael plays piano especially well. Because of this, the school awarded him a special prize.

 

 

 

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