Passé composé vs Imparfait?

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Passé composé vs Imparfait?

Ma mère a voulu m'accompagner mais j'ai préféré y aller seule.
My mother wanted to come with me but I preferred to go on my own.
Why do we here use the PC rather than the IMP?
Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If your narrative is focusing on the single instance, you use PC.

Passé composé vs Imparfait?

Ma mère a voulu m'accompagner mais j'ai préféré y aller seule.
My mother wanted to come with me but I preferred to go on my own.
Why do we here use the PC rather than the IMP?

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