In this paper, we apply a combinatorial lemma to a well-known result concerning the transcendency of at least one of the numbers $\exp(\alpha_i\beta_j) (i=1, 2, 3; j=1, 2)$, where the complex numbers $\alpha_i,\beta_j$ satisfy linear independence conditions and show that for any $\alpha\neq0$ and any transcendental number $t$, we obtain that at most $\frac{1}{2}+(4N-4+\frac{1}{4})^{1/2}$ of the numbers $\exp(\alpha t^n)~(n=1,2,\ldots,N)$ are algebraic. Similar statements are given for values of the Weierstrass $\wp$-function and some connections to related results in the literature are discussed.