Active 1 year, 2 months ago. First option is much better. On the other hand, ' wake him up ' means that the speaker is asking someone to wake Joe up. Sign up to join this community. Asked 8 years, 11 months ago. Perhaps the one downvote was a way of saying "Why didn't you mention Kosmonaut's point? In these cases, the former sounds clean and proper, whereas the latter sounds a bit like the subject is rising from the dead or preparing for battle. I'd like to see more discussion on this topic, as I have also done searching outside of this forum and have had a hard time locating other opinions.