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Default Is present participle a reduced present progressive or simple present clause?

Dear members and teachers:

Is a present participle phrase really either a present continuous or simple present reduced clause?

(1) I can hear Lisset. She's talking to Luisana.

a - I can hera Lisset talking to Luisana.

b - Liset is the one talking to Luisana, I can her her.

(2) I see Nilson. He's sitting next to Yorky.

c - I see Nilson sitting next to Yorky.

d - Nilson is the one sitting next to Yorky.

(3) The girl is my sister. The girl has blond hair.

e - The girl who has blond hair is my sister.

f - The girl having blond hair is my sister.

g - The girl with blond hair is my sister.

Basically what I want to know is if a PRESENT PARTICIPLE is a reduced PRESENT PROGRESSIVE or a SIMPLE PRESENT claused

I ask for your help and assistance.
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