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We are putting software update on our site and we hope our users can share this good news with their friends,

But which one is correct? 1 or 2?

  1. Please invite your friend to download this new software.
  2. Please invite your friends to download this new software.

I think without plural, it sounds like it is referring to a particular friend.

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    Suggested migration to English Language Learners – Kris Mar 12 '15 at 9:48
  • It is not a grammar question, it is a semantics or psycholinguistics question. – Darius Miliauskas Mar 12 '15 at 10:59
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    The first implies a particular friend (or the only one you have). – Hot Licks Mar 12 '15 at 12:36
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Your opening statement actually answers this for you i.e "We are putting software update on our site and we hope our users can share this good news with their friends,". Let me clarify this for you.

Both are correct and can be used. However, in your specific context and from a customer/user conversions point-of-view rather use "Friends", this would encourage the user to invite more than just one Friend.

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