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    #1

    ''arrange '' with preposition,Is it correctly used here?

    She arranged notebooks in a bag.
    He has arranged shoes in a row.
    Her parents arranged a grand party last night on the occasion of her success/A grand party was arranged by her parents on her success.
    Teacher arranged a trip to go to/going to Naran.
    My father told manager to arrange a room in the hotel.
    I has arranged a room to stay her with me.
    Employee arranged documents in a file to show the boss.
    May you arrange to reply soon?

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    #2

    Re: ''arrange '' with preposition,Is it correctly used here?

    My opinion:
    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    She arranged the/her notebooks in a bag.Grammatically OK (now) , but we don't normally 'arrange' notebooks in a bag.
    He has arranged his shoes in a row. Grammatically OK (now).
    Her parents arranged a grand party last night on the occasion of her success. OK
    A grand party was arranged by her parents on her success. Just about OK.
    I think we's be more likely to say: Her parents arranged a grand party to celebrate her success.
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    T teacher arranged a trip to go to/going to Naran.
    My father told the manager to arrange (for) a room in the hotel.
    I has have arranged (for) a room to stay her so that she can stay with me.
    The (E) employee arranged the documents in a file to show the boss.
    May Will/would/can/could you arrange to reply soon?

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    #3

    Re: ''arrange '' with preposition,Is it correctly used here?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    My opinion:
    Then how can we altar the first sentence?
    Is "She organized her notebooks in a bag." OK to say?

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    #4

    Re: ''arrange '' with preposition,Is it correctly used here?

    or can we say ''She managed books in the bag''
    ''She kept books in a bag''
    or
    ''She put books in a bag.''?

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    Re: ''arrange '' with preposition,Is it correctly used here?

    Quote Originally Posted by azhu View Post
    Then how can we altar the first sentence?
    Is "She organized her notebooks in a bag." OK to say?
    I wouldn't use organise or arrange here, to be honest. I generally think you just "put" things in a bag!

    It also depends on whether or not they are indeed her notebooks! If she is arranging her own notebooks in a bag, then that's fine. If not, then I would suggest:

    She put her notebooks in a bag.
    She put some notebooks in a bag.
    She put notebooks in a bag.
    She put all the notebooks in a bag.

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    #6

    Re: ''arrange '' with preposition,Is it correctly used here?

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    or can we say ''She managed books in the bag''
    ''She kept books in a bag''
    or
    ''She put books in a bag.''?
    As per my previous reply, I would use "put" for the act of placing books inside a bag.

    She kept books in a bag means that the books stayed in the bag most of the time and she only took them out to read/use them. To "keep" something in something else suggests a more long-term arrangement.

    I would definitely not say "She managed books in a bag."

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