In which meaning 'would ' is used here in the following sentences :

  1. Who would have thought her capable of murder? (In which meaning 'would ' is used here ?)

  2. They were in the same class, so they would have known each other.

  3. He grew so angry, it seemed he would explode.

  • I don't know if it's just me, but would you please clarify your question?
    – Usernew
    May 1 '16 at 6:45
  • I've clearly asked my question
    – yubraj
    May 1 '16 at 8:13

In all of you examples would could be substituted with might, with the definition

"expressing a conjecture, opinion, or hope"

In your cases a conjecture.


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