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Data shows a rise of problems with mental health due to the internet, especially social media.

Is such construction proper?

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It is perfectly correct to use a noun after 'especially' at the end of a sentence.

My mother likes alcoholic drinks, especially gin.

I love vegetables, especially onions.

Wild animals can be dangerous, especially lions.

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  • Just to be sure - my construction is also correct? 'due to the internet, especially social media'
    – ziolek
    Feb 26 '19 at 18:56
  • It's fine. Why did you think it might not be? Feb 26 '19 at 19:00
  • It looked somehow awkward to me when I created it. It's probably because I used that construction in this way for the first time. Thanks for the help!
    – ziolek
    Feb 26 '19 at 19:07
  • The end of a sentence is a very common place to put an expression starting 'especially'. Feb 26 '19 at 19:34

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