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# The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is

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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums

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21 Feb 2020, 01:24
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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

It seems everything is ok in the sentence but let's check the other options

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum - Correct

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum - Main verb is missing. Out

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum - It must be 'Patiently' and 'Adjust' (for plural - producer and sound technicians)

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums - It must be 'Patiently'

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums - Unnecessary wordy
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21 Feb 2020, 04:13
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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum - Correct

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum - This is a run on sentence. i.e. There is no verb for the main Subject.

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum - SV Disagreement

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums - patient is not an adverb, we need patiently to modify adjust

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums - A is more concise and well written

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21 Feb 2020, 06:23
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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums

NOTES: text means "patiently"; "the process… is a step" not the "crucial" or "producer, etc";

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A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum..... Flawless....

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.....incorrect placement of "the mastering process", which alters the meaning incorrectly..... INCORRECT

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum......"Patient adjusts".... incorrect usage...patient should be in adverb form...to describe the verb adjusts... INCORRECT

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums......"Patient adjusts".... incorrect usage...patient should be in adverb form...to describe the verb adjusts... INCORRECT

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums.......along with is redundant.....and can be used instead.... INCORRECT

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21 Feb 2020, 10:42
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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums

While reading the original sentence itself one can observe that there's no error in it and indeed A is the correct answer.
B is missing 'is' hence not an sentence.
C and D has 'patient' which ruins the sentence though they have other meaning related errors.
E is grammatically correct but changes the subject and hence context of meaning.

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21 Feb 2020, 23:34
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The correct answer option is A having two clauses:

Clause-1

The mastering process is a step. (subject agrees with the verb here)

The modifier ‘crucial for the production of music albums’ correctly describes ‘the mastering process’

Clause-2

The producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum. (subject agrees with the verb here) (The words 'patiently adjust' have used correctly)

Other answer options are incorrect because they have several problems that have been corrected in options A.
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22 Feb 2020, 00:42
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A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum. Correct

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum. wrong

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum . Plural verb

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums. wrong

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums . wordy. wrong
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22 Feb 2020, 00:48
E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums
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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum
the sentence is good as it is

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum
Quote:
the mastering process
doesn't have a verb

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum
Quote:
Producer and sound technicians patients
distorts the meaning. "patient should modify the verb adjusts. Also SV error - "adjusts" should not be used

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums
patient .. the volume levels doesnt make any sense

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums
the meaning of sentence is distorted. as the current meaning states that during some "mastering process" adjustments are made to volume levels.
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The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum ........ Correct as the subject process should have a singular verb is ..... Producer and technicians should take a plural verb

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum ... Awkward construction

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum ..... adjusts in wrong

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums ..... wrong meaning

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums Subject should come in front

Between A and E A is a better choice
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24 Feb 2020, 00:29
OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum.

A. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

B. Crucial for the producing of music albums, the mastering process, a step in which the producer and sound technicians patiently adjust the volume levels across the audio spectrum

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. the article "the" before "producing" indicates that a real noun needs to be used, instead of the Verb+ing (producing). Since there is a real noun -production - it should be used.

More importantly, removing the verb "is" from the sentence creates a fragment - a clause without a conjugated verb. There simply is no indication what the mastering process....does?

C. The mastering process, crucial for the production of music albums, is a step in which the producer and sound technicians patient adjusts the volume levels across the audio spectrum

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The plural subject producer and sound technicians does not agree with the singular verb adjusts.

What helps us identify this question as a Subject Verb Agreement question is the following Stop Sign: plural subject built of singular nouns connected by and

D. The producer and sound technicians adjust patient the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, a crucial step in the production of music albums

Incorrect.

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. An adverb should be used to describe a verb. In this sentence, an adjective (patient) is used to describe a verb (adjust).

E. Sound technicians along with the producer patiently make adjustments to the volume levels across the audio spectrum during the mastering process, which is a crucial step in the production of music albums

Incorrect.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. It contains the wordy phrases Sound technicians along with and patiently make adjustments to the volume, which are redundant and can be made more concise.

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