Should agreed or agreed to be used in the example below?
The member countries agreed the bailout package for the sovereign. NATO will enforce the sanctions agreed in May.
The member countries agreed to the bailout package for the sovereign. NATO will enforce the sanctions agreed to in May.
Is one more popular in some localities than others?
EDIT: While the answers posted thus far seem to make it cut and dried that the first usage is simply wrong, I am hearing it an awful lot on BBC television news. And I note that in the Telegraph (UK website) Sep 9, 2011, we have:
I haven't ever believed that a single euro cent of the €109 billion agreed in the Greece II bailout would ever change hands.
From Reuters on Sep 28, 2011:
If deemed adequate by the inspectors, the new austerity drive will secure an 8-billion-euro loan Greece needs to pay bills and salaries in October and bring it closer to starting a second bailout agreed in July.
This seems almost prevalent I am tempted to say it is a phenomenon.