posted by chicken on .
Why is the antecedent considered to be "patients" in this phrase? "The antecedent in the following sentence is patients: Doctors should schedule more time for patients so they do not spend so much time in the waiting room."
This is correct. The word "they" will make best sense if its antecedent is "patients." (Doctors don't spend much time at all in waiting rooms, do they?!)