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Does な originating from ~にある mean you can replace な with ~にある today?

It has been said elsewhere that だ, な, and の all originate in some for another from Old Japanese copulas. E.g.: だ originates from ~である の sometimes marks the genitive/possessive case, but sometimes it ...
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ある before nouns [duplicate]

I was wondering what is the nuance with ある before nouns, like in this sentence. 夏のある暑い日の午後、彼はその運転手に再会した. I don't quite understand if the addition of ある before nouns can convey a certain feeling, or ...
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How do you differentiate when to use に/が with いる/ある

I am a little confused with when to use に or が with いる/ある。I have 2 sentences I came across during lessons. Please do give more examples if you think it would be helpful. ユニバーサルスタジオがあるのを聞きました。 I heard ...
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Understanding a passage from 銀河鉄道の夜

I was reading the short novel 銀河鉄道の夜 by 宮沢賢治 and, although it's not super hard, I stumble upon on this sentence (as usual I post the whole paragraph for context): ...
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