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John: Though you are of my age you still look older. Why?
Michael: Perhaps I was born older.

Is the above conversation correct? I believe the line said by Michael was correct. He was using comparative degree of old though there was nothing there in the sentence to compare with. The part than other children which clarifies the comparison is understood Perhaps I was born older than other children and there is no need to mention it. Am I correct?
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Michael is joking. He is saying that perhaps since he was born, he has always looked older than his own age. That's because he was born a long time before he was born.
Hi,

John: Though you are of my age you still look older. Why?
Michael: Perhaps I was born older.

Is the above conversation correct? I believe the line said by Michael was correct. He was using comparative degree of old though there was nothing there in the sentence to compare with. The part than other children which clarifies the comparison is understood Perhaps I was born older than other children and there is no need to mention it. Am I correct?

With only the given context, here's how I interpret this.
John: Though you are of my age you still look older (than me). Why?
Michael: Perhaps I was born older (than you).

Best wishes, Clive
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AlpheccaStars Michael is joking. He is saying that perhaps since he was born, he has always looked older than his own age. That's because he was born a long time before he was born.

Hi Alphecca,

I would have written: That's because he was born a long time ago before he was born. Is my way also correct? Or is it that you missed ago?
CliveWith only the given context, here's how I interpret this.
John: Though you are of my age you still look older (than me). Why?
Michael: Perhaps I was born older (than you).


But than me and than you are understood parts, right?
Hi,
Yes.
Things are commonly understood rather than uttered.

eg The mother gives each of her two sons a piece of cake.
Son A: Mine's bigger!
Son B: That's not fair!

Clive
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AlpheccaStars Michael is joking. He is saying that perhaps since he was born, he has always looked older than his own age. That's because he was born a long time before he was born.

Hi Alphecca,

I would have written: That's because he was born a long time ago before he was born. Is my way also correct? Or is it that you missed ago?

Ago is not correct when you are making a comparison.
He was born before his brother. (Ago does not make sense; ago means to "before today").
She was born three years ago. (3 years before today)

It is a joke. Michael and John are the same age. Neither was really born before the other. Michael is joking that maybe he was born before his own birthday. That's why he looks older. Of course, it is impossible to be born before your own birthday!
Jackson6612John: Though you are of my age you still look older. Why?
Michael: Perhaps I was born older.
My take on it is essentially the same as Clive's.
-- Though you are of my age, you still look older than me. Why?
-- Perhaps I was born looking older than you.
CJ
Hi,

A small further comment about Though you are of my age.

This is not wrong, but a much more common way to say it is
Though you are the same age as me.

Clive
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