There are question in my textbook:

The CDs in that music shop ____ we poked our heads into last week are on sale now.

(A) whose (B) what (C) which (D) where

The answer is (C). I want to know if there is no "into" in the question sentence the answer become "(D) where"?

I mean, is it ok to say "The CDs in that music shop where we poked our heads last week are on sale now."?

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    Without into the listener will be wondering what you poked your heads with? I see nothing wrong with using where, and a native AmE speaker would use in: where we poked our heads in
    – Peter
    Jan 14, 2016 at 1:15
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    The most common would probably be that. I would use it or which more than I would where. What might be acceptable in some British English or other dialects, I'm not sure.
    – GoDucks
    Jan 14, 2016 at 6:04

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The word "where" also means "the place at/in which".

I think the OP can omit "into" and use "where" instead of "which" in the sentence presented, without any difference in meaning.

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