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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?

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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.

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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.

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  • 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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