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できることが僕にある

This sounds like "the things I can do is in me", which doesn't makes sense. Translation tells me it actually means "I can do something". Why is に used rather than が? What rule does this に follow? I haven't seen this kind of に anywhere so far (with my limited japanese). Also what is the difference in using に and が here?

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できることが僕にある

This sounds like "the things I can do is in me", which doesn't makes sense.

This is the second time I've seen you post a question where you insist that Japanese に must correspond exactly to English "in", then claim confusion. The origin of the confusion is in your insistence on translating に only into "in".

Translation tells me it actually means "I can do something".

You can translate it as "There are things which I can do" and here the "there are" corresponds to にある in the Japanese. You could actually think of it as "In me there are things I can do" if it helps you to understand, but of course the English is far from natural.

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