When you have only 1 bounty, the bounty shows up as
Am I interpreting it right? As in I have participated in 1 bounty? Or is this a grammar error? Please explain.
Sorry Jeff, don't kill me with your 'S'
Am I interpreting it right? As in I have participated in 1 bounty? Or is this a grammar error?
In that specific area, it states " bounties" and not " bounty" because the word "bounties" is a fixed name to identify the profile area you can go to which is all about "bounties".
And the  is just a system indication of the number of "bounties" you currently have active for that area of your profile, and the two are separate and do not form a readable sentence or word pair.
The "bounties" area has " active" item in it.
In the same way that all of the other tabs in that area are plural:
summary | answers | questions | tags | badges | favorites | bounties | reputation | all actions | responses | votes
(Apart from "reputation" but that is obviously correct as a singular entity.)
When I have a single (1) response, it still shows:
Because the "responses" area has "1 active item".
I don't think it matters because the two do not form a sentence and aren't technically supposed to form a readable pair.
But I can see why users (including yourself) would read it like that.
I don't think it's worth changing at all, as per my above answer details, but if there was to be a change, the simple solution would be to put the number after the word.
But given the system has been like that for donkey's years I don't think it's a worthwhile change, users are familiar with the count being before the word.
That is a tab in your Activity page isn't it?
That tab is supposed to be read as "bounties" forever until some future change pops up. The number just shows you how many bounties you have. When reading that, most people think of: How many bounties do this user have? Hence reasoning and logic for the plural noun.
Anyways, it literally says:
1 active bounty for 50 reputation.
Also, if you notice, the bounties tooltip message says:
bounties this user has participated in
alternatively it can be read as:
number of bounties this user has participated in
So in this case, it becomes like:
number of bounties this user has participated in: 1