Grammar is driving me crazy.

What would crazy be in this sentence? Is it an indirect object?

  • So what's the question?
    – Ricky
    Nov 26, 2015 at 20:20
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    Before you wish to get an answer, you have to put effort into asking the question. Unless, you don't think the time of the people who can answer your question is worth the time or effort you need to put in to figuring out what it is that you wish to ask. Nov 26, 2015 at 20:23
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    It's an adjective (a predicate adjective in function).
    – Greg Lee
    Nov 26, 2015 at 20:38

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No, not an indirect object (nor a modifier), but an objective predicative complement. Me is the direct object of the verb driving, and the adjective crazy is describing a property that is ascribed of me.

  • Ok that makes sense Nov 28, 2015 at 17:22
  • Further, it's a resultative (showing ensuing state) rather than a depictive. 'They shot him dead' vs 'The ants were eating him alive'. Mar 26 at 18:23

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