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    they will be able to afford

    hi,

    I consider all of the bold parts as modals of degree of certainty. Is my assumption correct?
    Do 'will' in this context refer to a high degree of certainty ? and is 'may' also less certain than 'will'?

    "The option to start work straight after school is attractive for several reasons. Many young people want to start earning money as soon as possible. In this way, they can become independent, and they will be able to afford their own house or start a family. In terms of their career, young people who decide to find work, rather than continue their studies, may progress more quickly. They will have the chance to gain real experience and learn practical skills related to their chosen profession. This may lead to promotions and a successful career."
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