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Why the imparfait in "il ne voulait plus y mettre les pieds"?

Don't focus on the reported speech thing. What you need to understand is Luc has no option but to attend the mayor's party when he is invited to do it. He was invited in the past and both A and B know ...
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When trying to say “She was not [adjective]”, when do I use “Elle n’a pas été” instead of “Elle n’était”?

The main reason is that "contente" is an adjective and "divertie" is a past participle, which is essentially a verb acting as an adjective. They don't behave exactly in the same ...
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