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    #1

    like his

    Could one use:
    1-Your novel is like Auster's.
    instead of
    2-Your novel is like Auster's novels?


    Could one use:
    3-Jake's essays are like Pete's.
    instead of:
    4-Jake's essays are like Pete's essay.


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: like his

    We generally assume that we are comparing similar things, i.e. a singular with a singular, a plural with a plural:
    1-Your novel is like Auster's (novel).
    3-Jake's essays are like Pete's (essays).

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    #3

    Re: like his

    If one book is like all of an author's work, you write like Auster might work.

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