Especially and specially are adverbs. Especially means ‘particularly’ or ‘above all’: She loves flowers, especially roses. I am especially grateful to all my family and friends who supported me. Not: Especially I am … We use specially to talk about the specific purpose of something: This kitchen was specially designed to make it easy for … Read moreEspecially or specially?
There is sometimes confusion over whether to use the form used to or use to, which has arisen largely because the pronunciation is the same in both cases. Except in negatives and questions, the correct form is used to: We used to go to the movies all the time. (not we use to go to … Read moreuse to or used to
It depends on the subject and whether it is singular or plural. Examples: As at 8.30AM Thursday, the nineteenth of April, there were 323 members in this group. If a sentence or phrase begins with there, the subject comes after the verb. In this phrase, that subject is members, which is plural. Therefore, the verb … Read moreThere was or there were?
Peer (noun): A person of the same age, the same social position, or having the same abilities as other people in a group: Getting help from a peer is easier than asking a teacher. Influence from members of one’s peer group. Peer (verb): To look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something. Pier (Noun): … Read morePeer, pier, pear, pair and pare
Verb tenses can be confusing, here is a brief summary. Simple present – She wants a drink. Present continuous – They are walking home. Present perfect – I have lived here since 1987. Present perfect continuous – I have been living here for years. Perfect continuous conditional – I would have been playing tennis if … Read moreVerb tenses.