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So I came across this sentence: あなたをむかえるものがある。 My take on it is: There is a thing that will meet you. I know that's wrong. So how is ものがある used?

ADDED: Is there a difference between ことがある and ものがある?

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This is あなたを迎える者がある defines a person. –  oldergod Nov 14 '12 at 5:37
    
ことがある and ものがある each have a number of different usages, it's an important question but I think it'd need to be asked separately. –  cypher Nov 14 '12 at 6:02
    
@cypher: Will do. –  dotnetN00b Nov 14 '12 at 6:07
    
@oldergod: It means: There's a person who/that will meet you. then? –  dotnetN00b Nov 14 '12 at 7:24
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Is it from this song by ALI Project?

If so, the Kanji is 者 "person", not 物 which means "thing", as Oldergod said in a comment:

...あなたを迎える者がある。
...there is someone who will greet you.

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I thought this was the mono like koto. Not mono = person. I wish I saw the kanji version. Thanks. –  dotnetN00b Nov 14 '12 at 8:32
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