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I m used to see "agree on" ,here it is agreeing a deal,why not is it "agreeing on a deal"?
Zhang said China was pursuing "a constructive and a positive role" in negotiations aimed at agreeing a deal in Copenhagen
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I m used to see "agree on" ,here it is agreeing a deal,why not is it "agreeing on a deal"?
Zhang said China was pursuing "a constructive and a positive role" in negotiations aimed at agreeing a deal in Copenhagen


Like you, I usually see 'on', or sometimes other prepositions like 'to' or 'about' or 'over'. But not always.

My dictionary lists 'agree' as both intransitive and transitive. When transitive, it has the meaning 'consent to / approve of.

Best wishes, Clive
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is there any verb which is not transitive?

how does being transitive/intransitive affect meaning