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There are times when A (occurs/exists)
9
   いつも     けど たま  わらう こと  ある  
My boyfriend always has a serious expression, but there are times when he smiles.
8
    いい けど     こと  ある でしょう  
He is smart, but there are times when he makes mistakes.
7
その      とても よい      する こと  ある  
Those two get along very well, but there are times when they have big fights.
7
    宿        こと  ある  
There are times when Tarou forgets his homework.
7
     こと  あります   
Are there times when you read manga?
6
  でも     こと  あります   
Are there times that it even snows in Okinawa?

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ことある
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なくことある (there are times when it sings)

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Years Studied: Since 2010
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Can this be used interchangeably with こともある?
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9 years ago
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I'm pretty sure こともある borrow's も's meaning to mean add a nuance of 'this happens/exists too'.
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9 years ago
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This one also works with the negative ないがある but all example sentences are positive and there isn't even an hint in the description.

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1 year ago
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Added that usage pattern!

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1 year ago



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