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I was wondering if there is any context implied by a sentence like "6時に起こしてください。"

I have read it translated as "Please wake me up at 6." But is "me" implied? Could it also mean "Please (will you) wake up at 6."?

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You're right that there is technically some ambiguity, although slightly wrong in your interpretation. In a sentence like 6時に起こしてください it's kind of assumed that you mean to request that you yourself be woken up at 6, although without context there's no way to be 100% sure. It could be waking up anyone.. except as a command like "please wake up at 6" to someone.

起こす is a transitive verb, so you're asking this person to wake someone up. If you want that person to get up at 6, you would use 6時に起きてください.

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Ah thank-you, a good explanation of Transitive verbs is on wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transitive_verb#Other_languages –  yuumei Dec 18 '13 at 17:16
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