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Can I say,

John chopped wood to earn a living for himself. He saw a poor old man. He took pity on / of / for the old man.
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John chopped wood to earn a living. He saw a poor old man. He took pity on him.
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Thanks. Can I say,

The old man looked pity, so John gave him some food to eat.
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The old man looked piteous/pitiful, so John gave him some food to eat.
He took pity on the old man.
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