I recently came across this sentence, and I'm having trouble figuring out what 何 is doing. (I'm fine with the rest.)
Based on context, my best attempt is: even if something were to happen, it'd probably be fine. But I thought 何 means "what", and only 何か could mean "something".
Does 何 always mean "something" when used in the pattern 何 + te-form + も? Or is this a fixed expression that I haven't seen before? Can 何 mean something without か in other situations as well?
Is 何かがあっても、大丈夫だろ。also a grammatically correct sentence?