As Peter was sweeping the street

Bassim

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Are my sentences grammatically correct?

As Peter was sweeping the street one autumn morning, he found a wallet among the leaves, and handed it over to the police. The wallet was thick with money, but Peter didn't want any reward, although the owner insisted he have it. "Your joy is my joy," he told the owner, "and that is my reward."
 

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Try:

although the owner insisted that he take something (or accept something)
 

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I wouldn't use a comma after leaves.​ The sentence is a little awkward, though, as a picky reader might wonder how Peter handed something to the police while he was still sweeping.
 
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