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I have read in several sources that it is grammatically incorrect to use は (topic particle) in relative clauses. However, I am almost certain that I have seen constructions like the following:

学生ではない男子は今自分で遊んでいる。

Is this technically incorrect? Should it be 学生でない? Or is this は not considered the same particle that is forbidden in relative clauses?

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    "it is grammatically incorrect to use は (topic particle) in relative clauses." <-- You can say 「学生でない人」「安全でない場所」「私に解けない問題」「論理的にあり得ること」「日本で手に入らない商品」「日本で簡単に手に入るもの」etc.. but maybe it's not what your sources are talking about.. cos these は's are the contrastive particle は, rather than the topic particle は.. – Chocolate Feb 6 at 17:20
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    You can show a counter-example of an abstract noun: 私は空は青いことを知っている, whose は is topical / thematic. For tangible nouns, however, it certainly doesn't seem compatible to thematic は. – user4092 Feb 7 at 9:25

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