I think someone will do something, but I am not sure. Can I use may/might/could to express the uncertainty?

Example 1.

He wants to learn how to play the guitar. He may/might/could practice playing the guitar regularly from now on.

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    This is rather an odd choice of example, because if someone wants to learn an instrument they need to/ought to practise regularly! But, yes, you can use may, might or could to speculate about someone's future actions. Mar 12, 2022 at 9:26

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Both "may" and "might" are good options:

He may practice regularly from now on.

He might practice regularly from now on.

"Could" is also possible but doesn't work quite as well, because that seems to imply something about his ability to practice.

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