I have a question regarding the phrase 'like normal' in the sentence ' Why didn't you dress like normal.' In this case 'like' is a preposition, which should mean it has to be followed by a noun or pronoun, but the word 'normal' is neither. How does one explain this?
I came to believe is that the noun after normal is omitted, and the full sentence should be 'Why didn't you dress like normal people.' Is my conclusion correct? Or perhaps 'like normal' is an adjectival phrase?
Many thanks for answering.