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Which is correct?: How older are you? vs How much older are you? (in comparison with your brother)
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Pajal7 profile picture Pajal7   
"How much older are you," is correct.

It is incorrect to ask, "how older are you?"
    July 2018100% GOOD (3 votes)
  • Ziziii profile picture Ziziii   
    How much older are you is correct
      July 2018
liveforthemoment profile picture liveforthemoment   
I think "How much older are you" is correct, but you can also say "how many years older are you?"
    April 201380% GOOD (4 votes)
yoespanol profile picture yoespanol   
Here, as far as my knowledge goes-
" Many " is used for countable nouns..." Much " is used for uncountable ones...Years can be counted...so using ' Many ' is appropriate, I think ...How many years is he/your brother younger to you? How many years are you older than him/your brother?
    April 201367% GOOD (2 votes)
WhiteRooster profile picture WhiteRooster   
how old are you is correct.
    December 2018Vote now!
30Tricks profile picture 30Tricks   
Great question! I'd put my money on "What's your age compared to your brother's age?" Because "What's your age?" is far more warmly and far more gently than "How older are you?" which sounds really pushy and does not have a gentleman's ring to it.
    December 2018Vote now!