I was trying to understand this sentence:


And I found this answer.

The answerer changed ことのある to ことがある, stating that "の is used as a subject marker in some cases."

Does this mean I can treat ことのある and ことがある as roughly the same? (の and が are being used to identify a subject)?

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    You can't treat them the same generally. But の works as the subject marker within a relative clause, which is the situation you have here.
    – A.Ellett
    Jul 29, 2021 at 22:42


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