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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."

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    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?!)

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