it’s my first time using the forums even though I’ve almost completed all the levels. Sorry about that, Crabigator.
My question is about one of the uses of できる when referring to things that have come into existence. The example sentence that got me confused is:
At first I thought that the correct particle after 近く would be で, as is usual for referring to locations where things take place. The only other verbs that I knew took に for locations were ある and いる. Locations also take に when they are the target of a movement, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. Genki touches on this use of できる briefly, but doesn’t go into any details, and I’ve been able to find other example sentences where the に particle is used, but no concrete explanation for this. I am not sure whether this is a set rule for this particular verb, or if there is something else that I am not seeing (a connection with ある, for example, or the function of the place in this sentence (location vs target)).
I guess my main concern is whether this can happen with other verbs too, or that I’m maybe misinterpreting the sentence. I understand it as:
A new shop has opened near my house.
I hope you guys can help me understand what’s going on. Thank you!