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An interview between a show host and a famous guitarist.

A: Well, my guitar career has started shamefully back in 1974 when I was four years old.

B: That puts us almost at the same age, actually.

What does the B sentence mean?

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He's saying that they're close in age.

The host has worked out that the guitarist was born in 1970, which must be similar to him. The "actually" is indicating surprise — perhaps he thought the guitarist was much younger or older than him.

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The fact just mentioned [that A was four years old in 1974] reveals that A and B are were both born around 1970, which was unexpected (or at least potentially unknown, and interesting, to the audience).

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