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Grammar detail: ことがある

ことがある - there are times when, there are times that
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ことがある
means
there are times when~
, or simply
sometimes~
ゆうびんきょく
郵便局
よることがあるから
てがみ
手紙
してあげる

I go via the post office sometimes, so I'll post your letter for you.
こうじょう
工場
はいきぶつ
廃棄物
わたしたち
私達
かわ
けが
ことある
Factory waste sometimes pollutes our rivers.
ふたご
双子
くべつ
区別
むずか
しい
ことある
It is sometimes difficult to tell twins apart.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ユウ    mail   
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便
convenience; tidings   ビン tidings   ベン convenience   たよ tidings, news   
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キョク    office   
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シュ   hand   て    た-    
シ   かみ paper   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
コウ   ク    work   
ジョウ   ば place   
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ハイ   fall into disuse   すたれる to fall into disuse, become obsolete   すた to be disgraced   
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キ    abandon   
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ブツ   モツ   もの thing   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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タツ    arrive   
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セン   かわ river   
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オ   きたな dirty   けが to defile, stain   けがれる to be defiled   けがらわしい dirty, defiled   よご to make dirty   よごれる to be dirty   
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ソウ   ふた pair   
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シ   ス   こ child   
ク    ward   
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ベツ   separated   わかれる to be separated   
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ナン   むずかしい difficult   かた hard   
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