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Difference between Can, Could, May and Might

Can and could refer to capability, though could often implies some doubt.

  • Unlike our previous server, this one can support up to 50 users.
  • I suppose our old car could make the drive to California.

May and might refer to permission or possibility.

  • When time permits, you may start working on the project.
  • If everything goes as planned, you may finish the project early.
  • We might be able to go to the party after the game.