English Grammar


MY WISH

I would like to know the the difference between especially and specially; effective and efficient


Thanks in advance for your contributions!

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  • I am waiting for your contributions.
  • especially is syn. of specially (adv)
    same meaning as particularly, in particuliar, peculiarly or in some contexts on purpose.


    especial is synonym of special (adj)
    Both mean 'being distinctive' in various contexts
    e.g. (about an action) I take especial care to write a short notice. - (directed to a person, a group) I'm specially writing to you. - (purpose) I'm specially writing to answer your resquest.


    In my opinion the letter 'e' that possibly adds a syllable enables to fit the best sounding according to the way the sentence is running.
    -------
    efficient (adj) efficiency (n) efficiently (adv) deal with the process.
    effective (adj) effectiveness (n) effectively (adv) deal with the result.


    That will come in the course of your GymGlish lessons for it came in mine.


    "The term efficient should be distinguished from effective.
    An 'effective (process)' produces the desired effect or result, while an 'efficient (process)' is completed with minimum effort, energy, or waste.
    Icarus is the most efficient accountant Delavigne has ever had. "
    (from my workbook)


    Icarus is an efficient accountant and I think GymGlish can be an effectual and an efficacious method.
  • adj and adv
  • Hi Gee!








    How many lessons did you have until now? Is it your first English program? Only to nourish my hope or.....




    Thanks for your help


    joujou
  • can i have the different between the word near and next to
  • From joujou:
    Hi Gee!
    How many lessons did you have until now? Is it your first English program? Only to nourish my hope or.....
    Thanks for your help
    joujou

     
    Hi joujou,
    I hadn't noticed your tip so far.
    I'm now reaching my 380 or so lesson.
    I do my GymGlish workout on a regular basis.
    Aside from that I now and them listen to the BBC, attend a weekly meeting with friends English addicted.
    I can't help you, if not by talking with you on this platform.
    Best
    Gee
  • From Ahmed Ziouzioua:
    can i have the different between the word near and next to

     


    Say: Can I get to know the difference ....


    [Near] can be adverb (he lives very near.), preposition (I live near the postoffice.), adjective (the near town is larger than this one.), verb (I am now nearing the main street.).


    [Next to] is only a preposition (your house is next to mine.)
    I think that [next to] is a synonym of [near used as a preposition].
    I live next to the postoffice = I live near the postoffice.
    Sit down next to me = Sit down near me (= by my side).


    That's all I can say. Take it with all proper reserve. My English is not perfect.

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