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?

  • What is the source of this please, Brandon?
    – James K
    Commented Jan 28, 2021 at 23:34
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    I don't believe that "has", unless A's English is rather poor.
    – TonyK
    Commented Jan 30, 2021 at 18:41
  • youtube.com/watch?v=wQPfnltXBZ4
    – gomadeng
    Commented Feb 1, 2021 at 1:48

2 Answers 2


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.


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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