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    Use of would have been in place of might have bee or may have been.Is it possible?

    I was pondering about the possible uses of would have or would have been, can we use it in place of might have ,must have or may have like e.g "It must/might have been a gun shot wound as there was a lot of blood spread everywhere". now can we use would have been like, '' it would have been a gun shot wound as there was a lot of blood spread everywhere". , I do know use of would have or would have been in past unreal conditional sentences , e.g If i had had lots of money , i would have spent it in no time.
    I am not a native speaker of English language, so I was thinking of the other possible use of would have/have been....Please guide me.. i will be highly obliged . :)

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    Re: Use of would have been in place of might have bee or may have been.Is it possible

    It would have been ... - The speaker is certain that it was ...
    It must have been ... - The speaker feels that it is logically certain that it was ...
    It might have been ... - The speaker feels that it is possible that it was ...

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