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Lara, however, said he would have chosen to bowl had he won the toss.

The above is related to cricket. Is the sentence grammatically correct?

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There are people to admire him as well as revile him.

This person was a former head of state. My question is on the word revile.

Would you write it as the opposite of admire?
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The Lara sentence looks fine to me.

Yes, they seem rather good antonyms.
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admire

Antonyms:
abhor
Contrasted words:
hate, loathe, abominate, detest, despise, contemn, scorn, disdain

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revile

Antonyms:
laud
Contrasted words:
praise, extol, eulogize, acclaim

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms
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Hi,

Lara, however, said he would have chosen to bowl had he won the toss.

The above is related to cricket.
Is the sentence grammatically correct? Yes.

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There are people to admire him as well as revile him.

This person was a former head of state. My question is on the word revile.

Would you write it as the opposite of admire? No.

Basically, 'revile' involves doing / saying something but 'admire' does not.

Perhaps praise / revile and admire / disapprove of.

Best wishes, Clive

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