In the sentence below, what type of complement is the word "magazine"? These transcendentalist writers began their own quarterly magazine.

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For the sentence, "These transcendentalist writers began their own quarterly magazine," the word magazine can be appropriately categorized as a direct object. Magazine is the direct object because it is receiving the action of the main verb began. The direct object with its complements would be their own quarterly magazine. The three words preceding magazine are adjectives which help determine features of the magazine.

In order to be a predicate nominative or predicate noun, the main verb would have to be a state of being verb (is, are, am, was, were, be, being, or been). To be the object of a preposition, a preposition would have preceded the object.

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