Could you please explain me what is the use and the meaning of WOULD in this sentence?

“It’s very odd that he WOULD HAVE BEHAVED rudely to you”.

Thank you! Francesca

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    Jan 23, 2021 at 14:05

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Would is a modal verb. The following article discusses them in depth.

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