I thought the park was behind the house!
could I also say "skogen ligger bakom huset"?
Yes, absolutely. It's just as acceptable here, and may often be the more natural option.
But would står work too? Since trees stand?
No, står does not work with a forest. It does work with trees (träd) though.
In American English "the woods" is the same as "the forest." I would say "the wood" is more typically British parlance. Yet, "the woods" is deemed incorrect.
We actually accept both "the woods are" and "the wood is".
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No, that wouldn't make much sense.
Can you say "The forests are behind the house"?
Syre - just use skogarna instead. :)