In many situations, the two words "specially" and "especially" are used with the same meaning, but this is not always correct. Let's take a closer look at the difference between "specially" and "especially".
How to use "Specially"
The word "specially" means 'for a particular reason' and is used with an adjective in the past participle form, for example:
Specially trained dogs can be lifesavers for many people.
How to use "Especially"
The word "specially" means 'particularly' and it is used at the beginning of a phrase but never at the beginning of a whole sentence, for example: