I was reading about the meaning of "stand by".Then in an example, I encountered these:
And will they go beyond the usual GOP standbys, like tort reform and selling health insurance across state lines?
I think it should be torting.
Mohamed Sabual used to stand by silently as he (used to/had) heard classmates and other youths mocking Muslims.
I think sentence has omissions. Should the sentence be better with those in the bracket?