Is generally important in quantitative terms; material is generally of high quality; One could say, for example, that there is subtantial and substantial evidence. I like this one (by a British trade agent quoted in the FT a few days ago): “The differences in content are very small.” A little complicated perhaps, but it helps to emphasize the difference between the two words – to say that the essential differences were very small would be contradictory. Think of the following difference: I tend to think about “physicality” in this regard – what are the physical characteristics with which I can contact him. “substantial” therefore refers to “volume” – as far as political or legal arguments are concerned, a particular aspect may receive the greatest attention and the number of words or the time spent talking about it – this aspect is the essential part of the argument. However, the “substance” is by “weight,” strength or pressure. Therefore, if we go back to our political or legal argument, the substantive part of the argument may at first seem insignificant and not be overly mentioned, but at the end of the day, it will be the aspect that will have had the most weight with the voters (or the jury). I am thinking of the “tax poll” – the thing that probably brought down Margaret Thatcher or seriously tarnished her image. She may not have considered it essential what it was “above,” but it was certainly “substantial” in the minds of voters – it had enormous weight. “substantial” can therefore mean the straw that broke the camels, or it may also be consistent with the essential part of an argument if the essential part of the argument (the largest amount of words) is the persuasive aspect that carries or wins the argument.
The essential part of a speech may have been so much hot air, but perhaps the background part was just a sentence – or it could have been hot air, in which case its part was not “substantial.” Yes, materially is derived from the substance, which means a real thing as opposed to a hypothetical category. We have substantive problems; We do not imagine it. Its opposite could be ephemeral. (2) An adjective and a background meaning “what is in the middle.” Hello Richard, some words can certainly take both, but I would probably say that there is substantial evidence against him as much evidence, and “there is substantial evidence against him” as important evidence.