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Have Done ことがあります

This is a very useful construction. Simply add it after a simple past form of a verb:

Construction:
arrow Take the simple past form of a verb
arrow Add ことがあります

アメリカに行ったことがありますか?
amerika ni itta koto ga arimasu ka?
Have you been
to America?


納豆を食べたことがあります
nattou o tabeta koto ga arimasu.

(I) have eaten natto before.

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It is the same as 'koto ga

It is the same as 'koto ga aru',isn't it

ある = あります

Yes, あります (arimasu) is just the polite conjugation of ある (aru).
Other than politeness-level it's the same.

koto

I was wondering if the こと in these two sentences can be written 事. Is it usually written with kana?

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