Though I know it is grammatically correct, I find the semi very formal within fictional dialogue. I wonder if anyone uses em-dashes to replace them, or do you just reword your dialogue altogether to eliminate the s-c? An example of a couple of sentences. “Trust me,” she said, amused he wasn’t taking her word for it. “I’m right; the song is by the Beatles.” “You are resourceful; I’ll give you that. How did you get in the building?” All opinions appreciated.