Here is a sentence from a video on EngVid (0:32):
Now, we're going to start with "affect" and "effect", and the difference being the "a" or the "e".
What does being mean here?
I know that this word can be used to show a cause, but I don't see any causal relationship in this sentence.
My second guess is that the teacher uses the whole phase the difference being the "a" or the "e" as a noun (together with affect and effect) or something of the kind, and being is just a regular gerund here.