I looked up the word "arrange" in some dictionaries to find out how it differs from "place", "locate", "dispose", etc.

According to the dictionaries, it seems that sentences 1 and 2 below I created are correct. I wound like to know whether sentence 3 is correct.

  1. The drawing shows the arrangement of the room (how the room is arranged).
  2. The drawing shows the arrangement of the beds in the room (how and where the beds are arranged in the room).
  3. The drawing shows the arrangement of the bed in the room (how and where the bed is arranged in the room).
  • In terms of the word "arrangement" I consider all three to be incorrect or definitely non-idiomatic. – SovereignSun Dec 13 '19 at 15:27
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    @SovereignSun Why do you find this use of arrangement incorrect or unidiomatic? I can find plenty of uses of all three. – user105719 Dec 14 '19 at 2:39

I don’t see anything wrong with sentences 1 and 2. For sentence 3, I might say

The drawing shows the position of the bed in the room.

In this context, the use of “arrangement” is normally used to mean the relative positions of multiple objects. For example, you can arrange pillows on a sofa, but you don’t “arrange” one sofa in a room. On the other hand, if you are talking about, say, a large waiting room with a number of sofas in it, you could certainly talk about the “arrangement” of the sofas in the room.

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