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暴力に正当な理由があるとすれば、自分や誰かを危険から守るためだけだ。 in this sentence why did we use に particle after 暴力. how does it come here, explain the grammar

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That is a complex sentence, but actually, only the first part is relevant.

Maybe the size of the sentence is a little distracting.

「暴力に正当な理由がある」

「ぼうりょくにせいとうなりゆうがある」

There is a justified reason for the violence.

Basically, に is there because of ある。

I googled 理由がある。

A book on Amazon...

不愉快なことには理由がある

A book defending jazz...

すごいジャズには理由(ワケ)がある

An page about energy bars...

その栄養には、理由がある。

It's kind of like English.

"There's a reason to..." or "There's a reason in..."

You can read more about に and the verbs that like it at this question.

  • Oh, maybe I meant this question, or this question... – requiredandshown Jun 30 at 2:47
  • is ni particle working here as FOR meaning.?? – Sam Jun 30 at 8:27
  • No, it's used mark the scope of existence of something when followed by ...いる/ある, in this case, the existence of a justfication – charu Jun 30 at 15:28
  • But while i am reading a sentence having に in it, I cant think it of as a existence..My mind goes into direction as に. any better way to remember it ?? – Sam Jul 1 at 15:58

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