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    Hi,

    Does "make arrangements" refer to handle his mother's funeral in the following context? If yes, why is "arrangement" in plural? Thank you!


    Rharouity was at Fabre metro Thursday morning when the accident happened. It appears that she was traveling down an escalator when she fell. An item of clothing became stuck in the mechanism and tightened around her neck, strangling her.

    Rharouity was the mother of two young boys aged eight and five.

    Her family called the death a 'horrific accident.'

    According to CTV, her husband had just left for Morocco to make arrangements after his mother died.
    Source: the Daily Mail

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    Re: make arrangements

    I think it refers to arranging his mother's funeral, yes. We say "to make arrangements" for a lot of things. There are usually a lot of things to be organised for a funeral so there is more than one arrangement to be made - you have to get the death certificate, book the church/crematorium, announce the death in the press (if appropriate), contact friends and relatives, sort out the flowers and the music, arrange the wake and various other things. That's a lot of "arrangements".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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