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Offline t k

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She would expect me to make a scene, and I didn't feel energetic enough to make a scene, quite apart from not knowing anyway what sort of scene I ought to make.

That would need some thinking out. There is nothing like being ousted for making one start to specify what it is one is being ousted from. I wanted time to reflect on my status.
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Please tell me if "one" points to "scene" or else.  Thanks.  --- tk

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No, not really. When someone has a shock like being ousted, then is the time to stop and think.
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There is nothing like being ousted for making one start to specify ...
There is nothing like being ousted for making you start to specify ...
If it's not used by a native speaker it's not idiomatic. And idiom trumps grammar every time. Jack Wilkerson†