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My understand of the sentence is

SWAMが悪い(...)のに he's essentially saying "Despite the fact the SWAM are the ones that failed"

話をすり替えやがって they had the nerve of changing the subject


I took it "They said they'll raid us over the suspect of us committing "虐待の疑い".

Which put together the jailer is saying "The SWAM group is the one that failed, but they change the topic and said they'll house search us over the fact we may have committed abuse".

What is the actual grammar of 疑いアリだって?


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アリだ is gramatically a combination of noun あり (which is verb ある nominalized by masu-stem) and auxiliary verb だ. あり/なし are often employed as if they are suffixes (i.e. without particle right before) in order to express presence/absence, like 在庫あり/なし, 可能性あり/なし, 才能あり/なし. However, when it is followed by だ, there is little difference between ありだ and ある.

  • I think あり+だ has a different meaning than あり. I think it's more saying that there could be something, or that something is okay
    – OtheJared
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 22:56
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    Gramatically such an interpretation is possible, but not likely because of the context and presence of 「俺たちに」, even though written in Katakana.
    – rk03
    Commented Sep 17, 2023 at 23:19

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