Consider the following examples:
- I ate myself sick.
- They drank the place dry.
Is there a name for this kind of construction. How would it be analysed? Obviously the sense is:
- I ate (something and made) myself sick
- They drank (at) the place (until the alcohol supply had run) dry
I am assuming that in this case myself is not the direct object of the verb to eat as the subject did not eat himself. What kind of object then is myself, and how would sick be classified?