I am not 100% sure what role に is playing in this sentence.


I understand the sentences meaning (something along the lines of "I do not remember that") but I think I'm missing something as to why に is being used here. Any help would be appreciated.

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This に is a location-of-existence marker used with ある, いる, ない, etc. You probably know this already, but if you need a refresher, see: https://www.learn-japanese-adventure.com/arimasu-imasu-existence.html

記憶 is treated as a location, and そんなこと is the subject (は is omitted after そんなこと). Thus the literal translation is "There is no such thing in my memory" or "Such a thing does not exist in my memory".

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