Is this sentence correct? - "He drives like her." I say that "like" in this sentence is a preposition and "her" is its object. My friends say that "she" should be used, as it is the subject of an implied clause or phrase meaning "in the manner that she drives." Who's right?

like, preposition

1 a: having the characteristics of : similar to <his house is like a barn> <it's like when we were kids> b: typical of <was like him to do that> c: comparable to : approximating <costs something like fifty cents>2: in the manner of : similarly to <acts like a fool>3: as though there would be <looks like rain>4: such as <a subject like physics>5—used to form intensive or ironic phrases <fought like hell><like fun he did><laughed like anything>

Anonymous I say that "like" in this sentence is a preposition and "her" is its object.
According to the dictionary entry above, you are correct.

She is a predicate nominative.

So, I'd say "He drives like her" is correct. But if you want to use the word "she" instead, here goes the sentence:
"He drives like she drives". But since the second "drives" becomes redundant, no one would use the second way of expressing.

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 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.
I think He drives like she does. is the correct form
AnonymousHe drives like she does.
This form is correct and it is very frequently used. Nevertheless, He drives like her is also correct.

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