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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

CAN WE BEGIN A SENTENCE WITH 'SPECIFICALLY'?

 CAN WE BEGIN A SENTENCE WITH 'SPECIFICALLY'? 

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We don't usually begin a sentence with 'specifically'. Let's have a look at its conventional uses. 

a. We can use 'specifically' to mean exactly and precisely.

1. He mentioned her specifically.
2. I specifically asked her to finish the assignment.
3. The law specifically forbids gambling of any kind.
4. It is specifically stated on the bottle that the mouthwash should be used twice every day.
5. What, specifically, would you teach them?
6. It was specifically mentioned in the rules.

b. We can also use 'specifically' to mean for a particular purpose (or reason)

1. These songs are specifically aimed at students.
2. These clothes are designed specifically for children.
3. There should be some schools specifically for improving communication skills.


  

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