In addition to Patrick's good answer, I would like to add my opinion and suggestion.
In my opinion, the user that rejected the edit is wrong and has misused his review powers.
Taken from the Edit Questions And Answers privilege page:
When should I edit posts?
Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged!
Some common reasons to edit are:
- to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes
- to clarify the meaning of a post without changing it
In this respect, suggested edits are no different from edits by high rep users. Your edit did fix grammatical or spelling mistakes and clarified the meaning of a post without changing it. The only time when this isn't right to make such edits is when the post can't be salvaged, or is otherwise off topic, neither of those is true in your case.
So I believe the reviewer who rejected it should be contacted somehow (comment, chat, etc) and be alerted to his mistake, better by someone from that site whom he already knows. Since nothing of this is set in stone and there's no official rule against rejecting such edits, there's a good chance he will understand and won't keep rejecting valid edits.