Is there any need for the sentences to be swapped around?
No it is a matter of style and/or emphasis. Did your answer not get accepted?
It is fine now, thanks for the reply.
My gosh, it didn't accept "kanapo".
Wait why doesn't "sofoj" take the accusative?
(Some nouns take the accusative while being added with a number. Why not here?)
Some verbs, like esti, don't take accusative. It is to indicate the direct object of the action, 'esti' (to be) does not get action it indicate a state of being.
I am not sure if 'esti' is the only verb that don't have accusative.
Another verb is 'iĝi'
(Sorry, I can't reply in app) The -n is added when measuring, not when counting.
This sentence structure makes me rethink how ive ever used there as a subject. Dankon esperanto.