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Adding -es to adjectives after “etwas”

"traurig" and other adjectives get an -es affix after "etwas" (e.g., etwas trauriges) What are the conditions for this affixation? Does this have anything to do with case?
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Rules for capitalizing adjectives after “etwas, nichts…”?

Why does one write "nichts Gutes", "etwas Besseres" and so on. The rules imply they are nouns. Wiktionary says they obbey an ,,adjektivischer Deklination", there is no plural for them, etc. But ...
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Why the “-es” in phrases like “etwas Nasses”?

I was listening to a German audiobook this morning, and I noticed two phrases: etwas Nasses etwas Gro├čes I can't be sure of the capitalization, since I was hearing it, not reading it. They were ...