[Vocabulary] the wood or the woods?

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nado92

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1- Some people prefer living with wild animals in ................. rather than tyrants.
a) the wood
b) wood
c) the woods
d) wooden
I will choose the woods.
But the wood also means a small forest. Am I right?
 

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
 

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I am sorry for jumping into your post, I do not know I am just learning English and remember this poem.
 

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"the wood" is a place known to the speaker and the listener
"The woods"' Could be more general or with less defined borders.
 
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