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When to use いる/ある vs います/あります

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I frequently come across this while doing Sentence Complete excercises. Some sentences use ~ある while some use ~あります. I know it's just a conjugation, but I don't know WHY it is or isn't conjugated. Some examples I can remember are:

かのじょはとても思いやりがあるね? - She's very considerate, isnt she?

その机の上に猫があります。- There's a cat on top of that table.

Why isn't the first ある conjugated, but the second one is? I've been assuming it's like だ vs です, where they mean the same thing, but its more polite to use the conjugation instead of the plain form, but if that's wrong, I'd really like to know.

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#1 Posted by JaydeNpie about 1 month ago

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