Incorrect spelling, explanation:
officialy is incorrect, because l should be doubled, due to the fact, that we add suffix -ly to the word already ending with l. Therefore official + -ly = officially. This shows that officially is the correct spelling.
Correct spelling, explanation: this is the correct form because it is an adverb created from the adjective official. To form an adverb from an adjective we need suffix -ly: official plus -ly equals officially. Here, the adjective ends with l already, so l is doubled. Therefore the correct form is officially, not
Definition of officially:
adverb, formally or as something widely accepted, but not actual
I would like to officially introduce you Mr. Smith.
They are officially business partners, but in reality, Jackson doesn’t put much work into the company.
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You know a whole lot it’s nearly tough to not agree with this (not that I really would want to…). Great help, just great.
There’s certainly a lot to learn about English. I really like all the words you’ve made on this site.