Helen has been studying hard for the exam, so she should pass.

Can I put "will" in stead of "should" in this sentence? If so, is it natural and what's the difference between them?

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"will" and "should" have different meanings.

Grammatically both are possible here, but "will" expresses greater confidence in the future outcome. "She will pass" = "I am certain", "She should pass" = "I expect her to pass, if everything else is fair."

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