If you are a courageous person, is it correct to use nerve as well? As in:
You show a lot of nerve.
Or is courage the only correct word in this context?
Thanks a bunch. Does the same go for 'dare'? As in
You dare to stand up for something. Courage with potential risk.
And does 'You are daring' imply the same? Yes.
"Courage" would be the correct term in that context.. "Nerve", usually with "have" has a negative connotation.
Yes, but courage is nearly always an automatic compliment, whereas nerve can go either way, and is frequently used to show cheek, or gall.