I was almost towards the end of my bedtime news article when I got stumped by this sentence:
To Japanese learners past the beginner level, it is known that [辞書形]+ことがある roughly translates to "there are times that~" or "sometimes, ~". Somehow, translating this sentence somehow using that translation doesn't make sense to me. It appears to me that the sentence translate to:
"If you know where you got bitten, you may know what bug was the cause (of the bite) [or "you may know what bug bit you"], so please inform (tell) them."
Something seems to be off in this sentence. (I can't tell why though.) Or should it be translated to
"If they know where you got bitten, they may know what bug was the cause (of the bite) [or "they may know what bug bit you"], so please inform (tell) them."
Is this an example of a sentence with two clauses where the implied subject changes halfway through? And speaking of implied subject, how can one tell in just one reading that the subject has changed midsentence? Or do even native speakers of Japanese have to read a sentence twice just to realize that the subject has changed?