I am translating a text from English to my own language.

This is the context, my question is about the sentence in bold. My question is about the interpretation of a word.

If we did not find the perfect way to start the perfect New Year and are not checking off all of our life’s goals finally this year, it is all too easy to walk in a continual cloud of defeat. Instead of living in this new life God describes, we choose the same old stumbling blocks over and over again. Yet God continuously commands us to choose brave. He does not tell us to choose what path we want for the year; He commands us to be brave enough to choose His path with every step of our lives. Because God knows the incredible future He holds for us, He does not apologize for commanding us to follow Him.

In the sentence:

Yet God continuously commands us to choose brave.

Am I correct in assuming that brave is a noun (somewhat meaning that we are commanded to choose brave things), and not an adverb beloning to the verb choose, because otherwise it would have said to choose bravely?

Thank you.

  • Please provide the broader context.
    – Kris
    Jan 24 '19 at 8:52
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    – Kris
    Jan 24 '19 at 8:53
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    Obviously, brave is a noun here, not an adverb, so no -ly.
    – Kris
    Jan 24 '19 at 8:57
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    Right, brave is a noun here. "Yet God continuously commands us to choose (the path of the) brave," where "the path of the brave" is the object of the verb choose. HTH.
    – Kris
    Jan 24 '19 at 9:07
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    Brave is not a noun in this context. The correct word would be bravery.
    – Karlomanio
    Jan 24 '19 at 20:20

**Brave is a noun in your sentence **

A noun can be the subject of a verb, the object of a verb, the complement of a verb, the object of a preposition, or an appositive. If your clause performs any of these functions it is a noun clause.

An adverb is anything that answers the questions where, when, why, or how. If your clause answers any of these questions it is an adverb clause.

An adjective gives more information about a noun. If you clause gives more information about a noun, it is an adjective clause.

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