Are both options valid? Or only one is?

Example sentence:

From today, employees will be required to sleep (for) at least twenty minutes during lunch break.

I did a Google search. Sleep at least has more results. Sleep for at least has less results, but there are still there. So maybe both are valid but for is redundant?


They are both valid. For is technically redundant, but a style guide may recommend using it. I consider the question of whether it is used or not to be a stylistic one.


Both are valid, but for your sentance I would rather say:

From today, employees will be required to take at least a twenty-minute nap during lunch break.

edit you can find below an other alternative suggested in the comments:

Starting today, employees will be required to nap for at least twenty minutes during lunch break.

  • Thank you for your comment, I updated the sentence to use "take a nap"
    – Ced
    Mar 3 '19 at 12:03
  • Well I don't agree with you on the "From today" part, and I opened a ticket for it in order to discuss it right there if you want to ell.stackexchange.com/questions/198899/… However about the rest thank you for your feedback I updated the answer.
    – Ced
    Mar 3 '19 at 16:31
  • I think there is a misunderstanding here because as I told you before I appreciate your feedback and I updated my answer with your entire sentence.
    – Ced
    Mar 3 '19 at 16:44
  • Please feel free to directly add/change anything you want directly by using the "edit" button
    – Ced
    Mar 3 '19 at 17:23

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