imperfect v perfect

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imperfect v perfect

in my gcse book the  english - i wanted to buy some trousers but they didn't suit me is translated as 

j'ai voulu acheté un pantalon mais il ne m'allait pas .

As this is a one off occasion why is the imperfect of aller used and not the perfect 

thanks

Asked 2 years ago

imperfect v perfect

in my gcse book the  english - i wanted to buy some trousers but they didn't suit me is translated as 

j'ai voulu acheté un pantalon mais il ne m'allait pas .

As this is a one off occasion why is the imperfect of aller used and not the perfect 

thanks

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