Is it correct English to use the word fingerprinting as noun?
June 16, 2015 6:56AM
Yes, the word 'fingerprinting' is a gerund, the present participle of the verb to fingerprint that functions as a noun. The present participle of the verb also functions as an adjective.
Fingerprinting was the key to identifying the perpetrator. (noun)
They will be fingerprinting family members for elimination purposes. (verb)
We're taking a course in the fingerprinting process. (adjective)