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  1. Peter invited the boy in his birthday party that was new in the class.
  2. Peter invited his birthday party the boy that was new in the class.

If I use that as relative clause the sentences above are correct? Or there is any different way to make such sentence.

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Peter invited to his birthday party the boy who|that was new in the class.

Peter invited the boy who|that was new in the class to his birthday party.

You can use who or that.

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Peter invited the boy who was new in the class to his birthday party.

Peter [Subject] invited [Verb] the boy [Object] who was new in class [Further specification].

The polite (and IMHO most correct) way to refer to people is to use "who" instead of "that" (which you would use to refer to a thing.)

For a thing (or animal), you can use that or which.

I saw a car that was bright red.

The only pants which looked good on me were too short.

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  • Fbitterlich then I could speak like . I did not check in my computer the email that you sent from you computer.
    – Hussain
    Oct 3 '17 at 19:07
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    I [=subject] did not check [=verb] the email [object] that you sent from your computer [=further specification]. But yes, this use of "that" is correct. You can also use "which" instead ("... which you sent ...".) Oct 3 '17 at 19:37
  • My concern is in My sentence, " in my computer" is indirect object which is placed after verb [=I did not check in my computer the email that you sent from your computer. The full sentence is correct grameticaly
    – Hussain
    Oct 4 '17 at 1:40
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Dave is one of our salesmen. He spoke to our customer, Susan.

Dave is the salesman who/that spoke to Susan.

Susan is one of our customers. Dave spoke to her.

Susan is the customer Dave spoke to. (no need in English to use who or that)

You can't use that in extra-information clauses:

Dave spoke to Susan, who is our customer.

Dave, who is our salesman, spoke to Susan.

Therefore:

He's the boy. He's new in the class.

Peter invited the boy who/that is new in the class to his party.

Or, as extra information about the boy:

Peter invited the boy, who is new in the class, to his party.

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