In other words, which of these sentences would be correct:

We hold sleeping to the highest value 365 days per year.


We hold sleeping to the highest value, 365 days per year.

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    I'm not even sure what 365 days per year is supposed to mean in the cited context. Are you trying to say that you always think that sleeping is very important (i.e. - your opinion on the matter doesn't and never would change), or that you think it's important that people should sleep every day? Or something else? The "clipped" style of the text might pass unnoticed in a spoken context, but it looks awkward and clumsy (as well as being ambiguous) in a written context. As to possible punctuation, a (semi)colon, period, or dash might be more approptiate than a comma. Mar 8, 2019 at 15:26
  • ...also note that 7 days a week, 365 days a year is slightly "nonsensical" (strictly speaking, tautologous). If you want to include both weeks and years as an emphatic way of saying daily [without exception], it would make more sense to say 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Mar 8, 2019 at 15:32
  • You might be interested in the Comma Guide by The Oxford Dictionaries, part of their Punctuation Guide. Mar 8, 2019 at 17:13

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I would not use the comma, but I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong. It might be ok to place the comma there to create a pause and emphasize “365 days per year.”

The first part of the sentence is not idiomatic, though. Maybe you mean “We hold sleep(ing) in the highest regard”? That is an idiomatic expression with the meaning I think you have in mind.

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