I'm trying to figure out the proper grammar for conveying that something is turning something into something else, without using pronouns. Consider this:
Socrates poisons the tranquil so that they become rabid.
I don't want to use the word they, or any other pronoun for that matter, because I think it sounds a bit pedestrian (this is part of a quasi ye olde english poem).
Would the phrase below be a valid alternative?
Socrates poisons the tranquil as to become rabid.
It sounds okay to me, but I'm pretty sure it's not proper grammar. Any suggestions?